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Shock Wave -- Electronic Arts

Fly your fighter over various famous cities in your battle against the invading aliens set on enslaving humanity. Available on the 3DO, Shock Wave is by Electronic Arts.

Dr. Otto
A top flight combat simulator with enough mission variety and difficulty settings to have you glued to the screen and loosing your job within a week. Visual and aural components are up to specs, although some music is badly needed. Not for the squeamish, Shock Wave has you touring the world and obliterating well-known landmarks as well as the occasional alien walker (stupid), scout (wimpy), interceptor (maneuvers like a split-level), and the like. My only complaint is that I couldn't find the CES Complex while leveling Las Vegas... I would've shot property values there all the way to China.

Great full motion video, decent control, and good speedy action. The story was a little bit unbelievable and overly dramatic for my liking, but the game itself is a lot of fun to play. A good addition to 3DO's building library of flight-sim style shooters.

>>>>> 42.0/50 <<<<< Dr. Otto R.I.P.
Graphics 4.5 4.5
Sound 4.0 4.0
Gameplay/Control 4.0 4.0
Longevity/Playability 4.0 4.5
Overall 4.0 4.5
Total 20.5 21.5