Terminator 2: Arcade Game
by Probe Software
He's back, and he's bad as ever, on your Genesis as the first Flying Edge title for the Menacer.
The game begins in the future. Post Judgment Day. Skynet has failed to kill Sarah Connor, and now they are sending another terminator back in time to get her son, John Connor. You are a Model 101T-800 Terminator. You fight for the good guys with a weapon that fires projectiles and guided missiles. If you've seen the movie, you know the general object of the game: Go back in time and save John Connor from the deadly T1000 Terminator.
T2 can be played with the Menacer, or with a Menacer and control pad in two player mode.
Armed And Ready
Though each round of T2 is a different mission, the basic battle strategy remains the same. Destroy as many endoskeletons, Series 500 Terminators and as much Skynet hunter-killer hardware as you can. Collect power-up items to keep your weapon functioning in rapid fire condition. Prevent human casualties.
The first scenes give you an opportunity to free fire at HKs and endoskeletons with the Menacer, getting a feel for targeting range. In general, the farther away an endoskeleton is, the easier it is to destroy Guided missiles will wipe out anything short of a T1000 with one direct hit.
Endoskeletons attack in waves. Concentrate on incoming bombs when humans are present, then go for the attackers that make it behind the lines. You'll find a 1-UP token in one of the weapons pods behind the second human barricade. Also pick up guided missiles to use against airborne HKs.
Round 2 takes you into the human quaners, which has been infiltrated by human appearing Series 500 Terminators. They go down much easier than the endoskeletons. The fighting is close and furious. Human casualties will cost you big points, so be careful. You'll need missiles here to fight the Skynet orbs. Blasting them with projectiles will only overheat your weapon! Look for missiles by shooting the stacks of crates.
If you are successful in cleaning out the infiltration, your next mission is to follow John Connor (the adult) to the Skynet grounds, the lab and the time displacement machinery.
Battling in the past is a little different since you can't kill any humans. The humans don't know that and will do some pretty drastic tilings to sion now is to stop you. Your mission now is to avoid them and from the T1000.
T2 The Arcade Game is no creampuff shoot 'em up game. The graphics and sound are definitely on par with the Genesis best and the conclusion will stop you in your socks.
Terminator 2: Arcade Game video:
You are put in the eyes of the Terminator. You use a little circle target to take out your enemies who want to bring you down. The game flows well with this system of targeting and never gets confusing or frustrating, but fun and exciting. Keep this in mind though, all the challenge from the arcade version never left. You WILL find yourself at some challenging points but hey, it just adds to the fun. There is also a 2 played cooperative mode to lighten the load and make it that much more fun. This game is as good as gold and one of the best shooters in my opinion. The 2 played cooperative gameplay is amazing. There are loads of weapon pick-ups and goodies as well playing alone or with a friend. Very enjoyable.
Terminator 2: Arcade is very hard game! It is nearly impossible to pass the third level unless you have a level skip code. Some games are hard, like Contra and Ghouls n’ Ghosts, but they can be beat and aren’t repetitive! This, on the other hand is all too repetitive for most gamers to enjoy.
I would be proud of anyone who beats this challenging game but you have a ways to go when you start out. I put emphasis on the word challenging. This is a game that should never get old with you, it draws you in from beginning to end. The replay value is high due to the intense arcade like action and 2 played co-op.
Terminator 2: The Arcade Game is an arcade shooter based on the gun-toting blockbuster movie. It fared as a pretty good shooter at the arcades and was everywhere. Then, the developers decided to release the game for home consoles and the game turned out to be pretty much on the average side of shooters.
If you like Terminator 2: Arcade Game, try other games: Terminator 2: Judgement Day.