Top Gun for NES
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  • It was a horrible movie, but for some reason, we were given a video game tie-in, which not only has very little in common with the movie, but it's near impossible and boring as purgatory
  • I know that the game was one of the first flight simulators, but my god, there is a fine line between a game and a simulation in my opinion
  • Yes, I know it's an old, classic game, but are you telling me they couldn't think of something better

    • by Goombasa
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      Does anyone even remember the movie Top Gun? No? Not surprising. It was a horrible movie, but for some reason, we were given a video game tie-in, which not only has very little in common with the movie, but it’s near impossible and boring as purgatory!

      Story: 1/10

      Like I said, the game barely has anything to do with the movie it’s based on. The game doesn’t even go into the story. Instead, you’re just given a description of the mission, and that’s it. They don’t even acknowledge any characters from the movie anyway, so what’s the point of basing this game off of a movie if you aren’t going to have anything from the movie in the game?! It makes no sense!

      Gameplay: 2/10

      It’s boring. For starters, most of the time you’re just flying into the sky, waiting for something to happen. When enemies come along, you can kill them with one blast from your machine gun, or a good shot from your missiles. And then you wait for more stuff to happen. Again, it’s very boring.

      Following the task at hand, you have to


      land on an aircraft carrier by performing the correct button presses to level off and adjust your speed so you don’t go too fast, or too slow. But you know what? It doesn’t work! You always end up missing the carrier, no matter how well you seem to have done, and then you lose a life and go on to the next mission. But then, in every mission past the first, you have to refuel halfway through the level, and a plane comes by to help you do that. You have to control the nozzle and refill your plane by lining it up with the plane, which is exactly like landing on the carrier at the end of the level. It’s just impossible, and the plane doesn’t come back if you mess up.

      To make matters worse, you don’t die after the plane flies away. You just keep flying and shooting while an annoying beeping noise continually sounds in the background, constantly reminding you that you’re out of fuel. And then you crash, blow up, and have to start the level over from ...


      • the beginning, as opposed to continuing to the next mission like when you miss the aircraft carrier.

        Even worse, if by some strange instance, you missed shooting a missile that was heading for you, you die if the missile hits you too.

        I know that the game was one of the first flight simulators, but my god, there is a fine line between a game and a simulation in my opinion. this doesn’t qualify as either!

        Graphics: 1/10

        This game just manages to fail on every level, doesn’t it. The displays inside your ship look nice, but they do nothing for the actual game and most of them are just useless. The water just looks like a flat blue land, and the sky just looks… like a slightly lighter blue land, but with clouds!

        As for the enemies, forget about it, they barely resemble planes. They look more like cheap Hotwheels ripoffs than enemy fighter jets.

        That’s about all I can say about the graphics, because there’s nothing else else in this game… though I will concede that the battleship you’re trying to land on at the end

        of each stage does look pretty cool, but you only see it when you’re crashing into the ocean!

        Music and sound: 1/10

        Even worse than the graphics is the sound. During the game, guess what you get for music? Just the hum of the engine from your plane, and that’s it. And the sound effects are just atrocious as well. Your machine gun sounds like an 8-bit horse whinnying and your missiles just sound like someone trying to imitate a tiger roar… a bad one, I might add. Even worse, when you’re running out of gas is this constant beeping sound that only further reminds you that you’re going to die. It is one of the worst games I’ve had to listen to, much less play.

        Overall: 1/10

        This game fails phenomenally on every level. Yes, I know it’s an old, classic game, but are you telling me they couldn’t think of something better? Heck, top-down shooters were a dime a dozen in those days, but at least they were more entertaining than this pile of tripe. Bottom line, here’s a perfect summary of the game:

        It’s bad.



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