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TGOJ Retro Reviews – Hyperzone

Posted in Reviews/Rants with tags , , , , , on November 21, 2011 by Josh
Get ready to shoot things all hyper like

Get ready to shoot things all hyper like.

The Super NES (or SNES) launched in 1991 with only a few games. Super Mario World, F-Zero, Pilotwings, SimCity and Gradius 3 were it. These were great games though. Gradius III, SimCity and Super Mario World allowed us to revisit familiar franchises re-imagined with the power this new console had to offer. F-Zero and Pilotwings were basically thrown into the mix to show off the SNES’s Mode-7 capabilities. A month after it launched, the SNES was heating up with releases such as Populous, Super R-Type, U.N. Squadron, Final Fight and Hyperzone (to name a few). Derek and I were late to the console’s launch, receiving our SNES late in the year of 1992. That didn’t stop us from buying SNES launch titles. One of those games we ended up with was Hyperzone. Read more »