Blog:Bomber Raid (Master System)

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CRV 15:19, 26 August 2011 (CDT) [permalink] [comments]

Bomber Raid

From the back of the box: "Who has Mach-6 speed, helabad weapons, and a love for wastin' dweebs in tanks? You do."

In the shooter Bomber Raid (the last Mark III/Master System game released in Japan), you fly a biplane with not much firepower to fight off the nameless enemy. Good thing there's powerups along the way that boost your shot, speed up your plane, and add squadron planes. If you can survive long enough, you'll be shooting out firebirds that cut through enemy bullets. "Helabad" indeed.

Though it might not be as good as Compile's offerings, Master System shooting fans should take a look.

Development. While it looks a lot like Capcom's 1943, Bomber Raid actually started out as a conversion of the Sega coin-op Sonic Boom, according to someone who worked on the game. Former Activision producer Tom Sloper recalled working with Sega R&D2 when localizing the game for a Stateside release, but development was actually handled by frequent Sega contractor Sanritsu (Bank Panic [AC], Appoooh [AC]).

Hidden title screen. To see a title screen featuring a working game title, hold down+left on controller one and up+right+1+2 on controller two on startup, or use Pro Action Replay code 00C116FF. Is it better than the final version? You be the judge.

Post updated April 20, 2019