Kiaidan 00 (1992)

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And another shmup for the PC-Engine, but for a change a very easy one. You fly one of those giant robo mechas, typical for some old-school anime. I wonder if that’s an adaption of an anime or a manga. Anyway, it’s pretty easy, as you have from the get-go access to five kinds of weapons, each with a high-powered mode that can be easily used to destroy all enemies on the screen.

Part of why I had such fun playing the game was the low difficulty, as it didn’t felt like work, unlike other games. But easy doesn’t always translate to fun. It does when the rest of the game is also well designed, with a variety of enemy and level designs. Kiaidan 00 always throws something new at you and blowing things up never gets boring.