Stats of Import
Platform: Sega Gensis
Absurdly Specific Genre: Robot Vengeance
Difficulty: A blind play would probably give it a 7, once I had it down, I could beat the game pretty easily.
Beaten: Yes,three or four times.
God bless side-scrolling shooters. It seems odd that I only have three on this list (one of which - strangely not on the Contra series - has yet to be seen), considering my love of the genre.
Vectorman always struck me as a very underrated game. It probably wasn't, but it seemed that way at the time. While all my friends were raving about Contra: Hard Corps (which, truth be told came in on this list at number 51) and Mega Man X, I had love for Vectorman. The graphics were incredible for its time, the weapon design seemed cool, the different enemies were imaginative and varied, and the gameplay itself switched up continually and never seemed to get dull.
|Okay, so in this level, I'm a.. spider? On a bamboo mat... getting stomped on by metal hooves?? What drugs were these people on?|
|...and, yes... the ubiquitous "factory" level.|
Either way, the rest of the game easily overshadowed any flaws the end might have had. I still go back to this one every so often, and it still kicks (my) ass.
Other Notable Games in the Series: Vectorman 2 was hard to find, and when I did find it, I didn't care for it quite as much. I should probably give it another try.
Vectorman 3 was supposed to come out for the PS2 in the early 00s, but was cancelled pretty early in the project. Just as well, the screenshots didn't look anything like the charming sode-scroller it had been back in the day.