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    Megadrive Twin Hawk

    Toaplan's been behind some great shmups, and a few of them were never released in the U.S. Twin Hawk was one of the rare games that got published by Sega in Europe and Japan, but never flew across the Atlantic. No one knows why, but we were deprived of a solid little shooter that employed some unconventional gameplay dynamics. Most are probably unfamiliar with Twin Hawk, so we've got a full review to get you acquainted!
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    Tbh I hated this game. The "unorthodox", repetitive gameplay is mostly what killed it for me, but also the soundtrack which was so bad I had to turn the sound off (and I'm not picky about sound quality)!

    The squadron gimmick was fun for a couple of levels but later on it just felt stupid because the planes died immediately.

    I really don't like it when enemies sneak up on you and shoot from below the screen (Truxton), but it was tolerable in this game since they were groundbased.

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    I've never actually heard of this game! I think I might have, but I've never played it. Looks decent.
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    To the less informed, my friends thought I was playing fireshark when I was playing this, they quickly realised the shooting system wasn't as good and the soundtrack wasn't as catchy, still a very good title.

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    Quote Originally Posted by megabomberman
    To the less informed, my friends thought I was playing fireshark when I was playing this, they quickly realised the shooting system wasn't as good and the soundtrack wasn't as catchy, still a very good title.
    Personaly I dont like the Shooting system in Fire Shark. The standard spread shoot lacks punch even when maxed out and the spread is just annoying before you get 2 or more upgrades.

    The green "laser" packs a mean punch but since larger enemies are rare its kinda pointless.

    The flamethrower......Its just broken. Itt kills anything in seconds. It practicaly covers the whole screen after a few upgrades. In fact the hardest part about having the flamethrower equiped is avoiding other weapon as they bounce around screen. Most enemies wont even get of a single shot.
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    Ya the original gun can be hard to co-ordinate, there is actually very little between the games and in saying the music is better in fireshark is over looking how catchy that tune in thunder hawk really is, great track.

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    Hmm. I keep confusing Twin Hawk and Twin Cobra :P Very similar games.
    Well I rechecked and Cobra's soundtrack is quite catchy throughout, but Twin Hawks isn't and it sounds very simple. The only good song off of that soundtrack is BGM 2 (second stage I guess) and it's kinda slow and moody.

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    Was this game released in America?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Curryman123 View Post
    Was this game released in America?
    No, but the imported versions lack region protection.

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    Disappointing, definitely the worst Toaplan port on the Mega Drive.
    Not the MD's fault actually, the original game is pretty lacking.

    Battling only ground enemies is boring.

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    the pce verion is lot cheaper

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    I have the Japanese Mega Drive version called "Daisenpu". I don't know what to think of it. The sound effects are ear piercing, but other than that it's a decent game I guess. I don't play it much really.
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    I have the Jap version too, Daisenpu.
    It's just OK.

    I can't believe this game usually gets more respect than something like Verytex, which despite its lack of originality has a much better gaming experience to offer.
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    I like it but yeah, it's not that great ultimately.

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    Its okay to be honest and not the worst Vertical shooter on the system

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