DOWNLOAD
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ダウンロード
©1990 NEC Avenue
Release : 1990-06-22 (¥6800)
HuCard (4 Mbits) NAPH1007
Shooter / Horizontal
Download is an horizontal shooter by Nec Avenue. The game takes place in 2099 in the city of Kabukicho (Japan). The story begins when the cyber-diver and special agent Syd gets awaken by a special message from his friend Deva. She explains that something bad is going on with the case they are both investigating, case that already took the life of their cyber-diver friend Ohala. She is now held prisoner by the Kabukicho police and Syd decides to ride his flying bike and to rush to her rescue. Interestingly, Download offers a complex and unusual gameplay - Syd can "jack-in" and various stages actually take place inside a computer network. Two upgradable main weapons are available - a Beam Vulcan (which can fire in five directions when fully loaded) and a Laser Cannon. Secondary weapons can also be equipped, from the Chaser homing missiles or the Crusher. Download is rather vast and consists of six main levels, and a password system is available to save the game's progress.
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Game Staff (Copied from the end credits) :

Download staff
Program
FZ0993R
Nan Chan
Ton Nos

Graphic Design
Tombo Gokuraku
Taku Shimizu
Kintaroh Mikawa
Yasunori Takahara
Scenario
Ken Ohmori

Director Cookie Ohta

Character Design
Masaomi Kanzaki

Novels
Wataru Nakajima
Music
Yasumiko Hukuda

Sound Engineer
Hatomugu

Technical Adviser
Ciao
Hyper Joker
I Love Uyu Very Much
Thanks
Sofix
Rim

Produce
Toshio Tabeta

Executive Producer
Makoto Sakio

©NEC Avenue 1990


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Download is a really intense and fun shooter. It also features some very interesting and unusual moments, mostly thanks to a complex storyline that definitely provides a slick and cool backdrop to the game's countless levels. Syd's journey gets him to explore many odd locations - he will "jack-in" the police main computer and fight a bio-mechanical virus, or fly a spacecraft and infiltrate a space station. I don't want to spoil the rest of the game for you, but some of the last stages are just very unusual and feature distinctive art and enemy designs. I should warn you though, the game can be brutally difficult and the password system surely helps to get through Syd's long journey without suffering a nervous breakdown. Not the best shooter for the PC Engine system but quite possibly one of the best. I highly recommend this one!

Superb game. I really liked this game and especially the polished graphics and the good soundtrack. There is one caveat though, the difficulty level is sometimes a little bit high but it's nothing you won't handle. One of the best shooter for the PC Engine system along with R-Type!


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