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  Ghost Pilots - ©SNK 1991





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Game Stats
Other:
Players:
1 or 2 player

Type:
Shoot 'em up

Size:
55 Megs
Japanese Name:

Ghost Pilots

Released On:

Home/MVS/CD


Reviewed By:
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Introduction:

I can sum up this game using one simple number: 1942 . That was an old classic Capcom game and if you have played it, then you know what to expect with Ghost Pilots.


Gameplay:

This is a vertically scrolling shooter with old World War II planes and tanks. At the start of the game, you get to pick from a choice of two different special weapons that you activate by pressing the B button, which do a big amount of damage, and then you start the game and just shoot down loads of enemy craft basically. There is nothing special at all about this game.

Graphics & Sound:

Graphically it is average and there are a fair few different types of enemy craft ranging from planes to boats, to tanks and the obligatory large end of level bosses. Likewise, the sound is O.K with the usual explosions and stuff, but you will probably want to turn off the very repetitive background music, it isn't very good.


Overall:

While not offering anything new, I think that Ghost Pilots is a decent game. Capcom's 1942 game was a classic, and this is almost the same game. I suppose if anyone ever did want to criticise SNK for occasional unoriginality, this would be a good starting point! (Capcom are just as guilty anyway) The only real difference between this and 1942 is that you don't have the looping special attack that you could perform in that game.

Above all, GP is entertaining for a limited time, but it can get very boring before long. Shoot ‘em up fans will probably get some fun from it.


Graphics: 6/10
Sound: 5.5/10
Game play: 5/10
Replay Value: 5/10

Overall Rating: 6.5/10



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Reviews @ Neo-Geo.com:


Ghost Pilots Review by Zero MJ

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If you want a vertical shoot 'em up, try the following superior games:

Aero Fighters 2
Aero Fighters 3

Better still, try these two incredible horizontally-scrolling shoot 'em ups:

Blazing Star
Pulstar


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  Comments
#1 | Neosocks on July 15 2011 03:05
No disrespect but all of your reviews are really negative.This happens to be my favourite Neo Geo game and im starting to get the impression you expect more from arcade games than what they really can ever offer.It is what it is and thats a quality 1945 rip off but tell me where else will i find one on the system?

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