FOIL THE EVIL BLACKBALL
Cast of Characters
Wealthy debutante and part-time heroine (but please don't tell Daddy).
Madison's best friend and partner in "crime"
Leader of the newly formed Majestic Republic, currently visiting the U.S. in an effort to establish diplomatic relations.
The king's only son and heir to the throne. He is kidnapped during the Royal Family's visit to the U.S.
Head of Majestic Intelligence (rumored to have a "bionic eye"), assigned to protect the Royal Family during their visit to the States. When the prince is kidnapped, it is Patch who contacts the "Trouble Shooter™" to avoid causing an international incident and ruin the possibilty of establishing necessary relations with the U.S.
--From the Genesis Trouble Shooter instruction manual.
Trouble Shooter is tremendously original. So many games have the typical mundane same-ole same-ole, but this one is different. Within a minute of play, you will be dazzled with the animation which stands in a class all its own.
Incredible Graphics! In the beginning stage there is an overhead train running in the background. Novel game with two Valley Girls, Madison the main hero and Crystal her sidekick, as heroines working together spitting out all sorts of wicked firepower and having the ability to either fire in opposite directions or concentrate their forces forward. Complex attacking creatures with various shapes, colors, movements and modes of attack. The theme music is fine but you won’t hear it, just your blazing weapons.
Game play is fast and furious and it is fun to play. Not just a “I scored higher that you did in a boring and tedious waste of time game”.
Trouble Shooter has 5 stages, mainly oriented to staying alive, not scoring points. Your mission is to find and free Prince Eldon, who has been kidnapped.
Apparently, the ITEMS have an immediate impact. They come from killing enemies and from a Cargo Pod that flies by overhead. Shoot the Pod and the goodies come out. Fly over them and you are ready for more battle. They are coin objects with different faces on them. Life has an heart, Slow Down has an arrow pointing downward, Speed Up has an “S” on it, the Cargo Pod is a flying vehicle (shoot it and capture the Power-Up) and Firepower has an “F” on it.
You control the action of the Tidal Wave with the D-Control and you switch the direction that Crystal fires in by pressing the C-Button.
Madison chooses a Special Weapon at the beginning of the first 4 stages. The Special Weapon automatically recharges itself. Crystal stays with Madison, you control the both of them at one time.
|Lightning Storm||Powerful fields of electricity|
|Tidal Wave||Powerful vertical laser beam that scrolls|
|Blizzard||Circular fields of electro-magnetic|
|Avalanche||Concentrated wall of path-clearing missiles|
|Stage 3||Jack La Pain|
|Speed Up||Increases your speed|
|Slow Down||Temporarily slows game tempo|
|Life||Each will increase your life meter by one|
|COMPLETION||The higher the stage completed, the higher your bonus points|
|WEAPON||Based on your firepower|
|ENERGY||Based on Life Meter|
|A Button||Special Weapon|
|B Button||Normal Weapon|
|C Button||Crystal’s Direction|