Saturday, January 25, 2014

The Bechtloff's Book of Genesis: Vectorman

Vectorman is a 2D platformer/run and gun game that really should be remembered more than it is. The story of the game is sort of like Pixar's Wall E. It takes place in the future where the Earth is super polluted and robots are charged with cleaning it up while the humans are away on other planets or something. One of the robots goes evil and takes over all the other robots except for Vectorman.

This game is a lot of fun, you spend most of it just blasting your way through, but there are certain power ups that allow Vectorman to transform into things like bombs and rockets so that keeps it from getting monotonous. The graphics are just amazing, some of the best the Genesis ever saw. Despite being 2D everything is rendered in a way that gives it a 3D, kind of like Donkey Kong Country on the SNES. I think the only reason this game isn't remembered more is it came out very late in the Genesis' life cycle, 1995 to be exact and everyone was busy focusing on the next generation of consoles like the N64 and Playstation. But this was a damn good game and it's a damn shame Sega doesn't do anything with this character these days.

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