PDA

View Full Version : Bari Arm(Android Assault) Rocks!



Wampaa
10-11-2005, 02:35 PM
I finally got a copy of this and played it last night. I had no idea how good this game is! :D I am just blown away at the wonderfully detailed graphics and level design. Although I got stuck at the level 2 boss, what I saw was just fantastic! This one definately flew under the radar.

I really enjoy the part where you start scrolling up like a verticle shooter. The backgrounds here in level 2 were just fantastic.

I really like the weapons too. I read a review that said the weapons were nothing exciting. I couldn't stop staring at the missiles moving out of my ship and then forward and backwards. That one just rocks!

I can't wait to finish this game. It definately deserves to be up there with the best 16 bit shooters.

Samudra
10-11-2005, 02:45 PM
Yeah, I think the game is very solid as well.

One big drawback for me was the music. If I like a game, but I don't like the music I pass up on it.
In this case such a great game, but the music killed it for me. Sold it a few years ago.

David J.
10-11-2005, 04:03 PM
That's a pretty stupid reason to sell a game. On topic, the game was pretty good. One of my favs for the Sega CD.

Melf
10-11-2005, 10:26 PM
I personally loved the music. Heck, I loved everything about Bari-Arm; it's my favorite Sega CD shmup.

David J.
10-12-2005, 11:45 AM
Robo Aleste was my fav, but this is now my fav. SCD shump after playing a few rounds of it last night.

It's a great game that really reminds me of Thunder Force 3 and 4 mixed. The font for the weapons and whatnot is the same. The graphics look alike and they both have rockin' music.

Melf
10-13-2005, 03:01 PM
Hmm, we don't have a review of this game...

*Hint, hint. :P

Samudra
10-13-2005, 03:45 PM
That's a pretty stupid reason to sell a game. On topic, the game was pretty good. One of my favs for the Sega CD.

Calling it stupid is a bit harsh. You would understand if you would know me.

David J.
10-13-2005, 07:46 PM
Well, I think it's stupid to give up something you like.

Just an observation, nothing intented to be offensive.

Samudra
10-14-2005, 02:32 PM
Well, I think it's stupid to give up something you like.

Just an observation, nothing intented to be offensive.

None taken.

What I meant with my post was that I admire the solidness of the game(play), but I do not like playing it due to the music.

landstalkerx
10-14-2005, 06:34 PM
You could just mute the sound and play some music that you do enjoy listining to while you're playing it.

Wampaa
10-14-2005, 11:45 PM
I don't think the music is that bad. It doesn't rock like Thunder Force 3 for instance, but what shooter does?

Samudra
10-17-2005, 02:22 PM
You could just mute the sound and play some music that you do enjoy listining to while you're playing it.

I played like that when I was little; now I don't do that anymore. I'm a rather strange gamer in that respect.


I don't think the music is that bad. It doesn't rock like Thunder Force 3 for instance, but what shooter does?

Thunder Force IV, Lords of Thunder, Eliminate Down, ALESTE, Battle Mania 2 and probably more I forgot.
Counting other systems you could make a huge list of rocking shooter soundtracks.

And not rock, but (shooter) soundtracks of note on the Genesis: Sol Feace, Bio Hazard Battle, Gynoug, &c.

Wampaa
10-17-2005, 03:09 PM
Bio Hazard Batlle...now there is a cool score! Very strange and creepy.

Wampaa
10-17-2005, 04:10 PM
I'm not saying no other shooters rock. Rather that TF3 rocks the most Imo

danielscheil
10-27-2005, 05:08 AM
tf IV is great III is not soo good like IV

Robo Aleste is GREAT ! but very hard !

i will buy bary arm are there any screens ?

Wampaa
10-27-2005, 11:02 AM
http://www.classicgaming.com/shmups/reviews/androidassault/index.html

This is an awesome site. Lots of screen shots there.

danielscheil
10-27-2005, 07:50 PM
Wow that looks beautifull !
any idea how much i should pay for a japanese version ?

Wampaa
11-01-2005, 12:19 PM
I don't know how much the Japanese version is. I bought the American version for 3.99 on ebay.

Melf
11-01-2005, 12:53 PM
I'm seriously considering reviewing this game for tomorrow. I'll have to give it some playtime tonight to take the pics (modded Xbox is great for taking in-game pics).

David J.
11-06-2005, 10:58 PM
So, is this based on a Turbo game? It looks like Gates of Thunder, or something like that...

Melf
11-06-2005, 11:16 PM
Nope, it's an original for the Sega CD as far as I know.

segasonic123
10-20-2006, 02:16 PM
Anyone commenting that this game has awsome music have oviously not played any real Pc-engine cd games.

Go listen to Gate of Thunder, Dracula X, Nexzr, Spriggan 1 and 2, star parodia, Ys series and i can tell u that the pc engine soundtracks make this game's soundtrack look like u know what.

Melf
10-20-2006, 08:54 PM
Those all have great soundtracks (especially Dracula X and Ys III), but that doesn't take away from AA's quality.

Elusive
10-21-2006, 11:00 AM
Anyone commenting that this game has awsome music have oviously not played any real Pc-engine cd games.

Gate of Thunder

IT DOESN'T EVEN COMPARE

segasonic123
10-21-2006, 04:31 PM
???

what end of the spectrum are u on, plz be a little clear at that.

Joe Redifer
10-21-2006, 06:01 PM
He is on the Johnny Turbo end of the spectrum. You must hate the TurboGrafx-16, TurboDuo and PC Engine with an extreme passion if you don't know who Johnny Turbo is.

Elusive
10-22-2006, 10:22 AM
???

what end of the spectrum are u on, plz be a little clear at that.

Descend into the insanity for yourself. (http://sardius.team-coti.com/reviews/jturbo/index.htm) Few things can drive me to inarticulate, seething rage, but Johnny Turbo ... jeez, it's like swooshing drain cleaner around your brain.

segasonic123
10-22-2006, 02:17 PM
ok good....the last thing i wanna hear is "bari arm beats gate of thunder".

And ofcourse i know J.T I got all the magazines with this comics strips.

I love the Turbo duo.