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Revolgear 2 [Game Saturday]

Revolgear 2 is a traditional shoot em up game that reminds me a lot of Konami's Thunder Cross series sans the two player mode.  The game is fully portable and can be played right after you have downloaded and unpacked it on your system. Downloads may take a while as the file is hosted on a Japanese server. To download it from there locate the revolgear2_v100.zip link and click on it.

You need to select one of the four available space ships at the beginning of the game, each with its own set of weapons and features. The different weapons that you get are highlighted during the selection process so that you know what you get when you pick a ship. From homing missiles to fire attacks, attack forms vary a lot from ship to ship.

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Graphics, sound and enemy formations have that distinctive 16-bit vibe that veteran gamers have experienced first hand during the 16-bit era. The game itself is a straight shoot em up game with a few extras thrown into the mix to make it more interesting to the gamer. You control your ship with the cursor keys, shoot with C and change the distance of your satellites with Z.  A special attack builds up during game play that you can unleash on the enemies as well.

You start with a basic space ship which you can improve by collecting upgrades that some enemy formations or ships leave behind on the screen when you destroy them. Power ups change colors over time, with each color representing one of the ship's firing mechanics. If you collect the wrong one, you may end up with a different firing mode that may not be helpful in a certain situation. To add to this, there are white and pink spheres as well that increase the speed or reset the weapon back to the default. So, pink is best to be avoided.

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Revolgear 2 is not a hard game, and if you have played similar games in the past you should be able to blast through the first few levels without problems. A boss waits at the end of each of the five stages for you, and it takes some skill to avoid the barrage of fire during the fight.

It is a nice game all in all that should keep you entertained for a while, considering that you can replay the game using one of the other space ships. Probably the biggest issues that I have with the game is that it is not that difficul, and that you can't change the game's difficulty level.

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Comments

  1. Jess said on September 8, 2012 at 2:45 pm
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    I think you had some “difficulty” with this review…proof reading is in order.

    1. Martin Brinkmann said on September 8, 2012 at 3:38 pm
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      Really, can you provide me with examples?

      1. ed said on September 8, 2012 at 6:00 pm
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        don’t waste your time with people that have nothing better to do then critique someone else’s time and effort to inform folks about interesting topics.. Jess get a life this isn’t English class

  2. Jess said on September 8, 2012 at 8:53 pm
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    Heaven forbid a news outlet not be able to present things correctly. I already provided you with an example in my original comment.

    For example this sentence alone shows it “Probably the biggest issue that I have with it is that it is not that difficulty, and that you can’t change the game’s difficulty level.” For someone that writes I should not have to further point out what is wrong here nor was I being a dick, I gave a subtle hint the first time around as a heads up.

    If someone finds such typos or miss used words in any of my writing you bet your ass I’d like to know. Every time your page is viewed there is a change you will not only be seen as an idiot but your reputation as a news outlet will be degraded every time readers see such elementary problems.

    1. Jess said on September 8, 2012 at 8:58 pm
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      To Ed, I’m glad your name is short so you can remember how to spell it. In this day and age of texting and other activities grammar and basic English skills are vital to properly convey what we mean.

      As a disclaimer the opening of my previous comment was also for Ed who seems to think lack of writing prowess in a position that requires you to write is unimportant. I dare say this Ed fellow was one of the many inspirations for the film Idiocracy.

      1. VD said on September 9, 2012 at 1:38 am
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        Well Jess first an foremost this is a tech-blog.
        So the main interest of people visiting the site is technical information.
        While propper use of grammar and spelling is nerver wrong mistakes do happen.
        Martin is not an English native speaker.

      2. ed said on September 9, 2012 at 1:56 am
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        Taking Jess at his word, I ran Jess’ erudite treatises through Word 2000’s Formal grammar check. The results are below. Needless to say (by the way it thought the former was wordiness), Jess was not purfect
        To Ed, I’m (it thought this was bad form it wanted I am) glad your name is short so you can remember how to spell it. In this day and age (it thought this was a Clique bad Jess) of texting and other activities grammar and basic English skills are vital to properly convey what we mean.
        As a disclaimer (it wants a comma here) the opening of my previous comment was also for Ed who seems to think lack of writing prowess in a position that requires you to write is unimportant. I dare say this Ed fellow was one of the many inspirations for the film Idiocracy. You assume (and you know what that means I presume) everyone is cognizant with the film you mention

        Heaven forbid a news outlet not be able to present things correctly. I already provided you with an example in my original comment.
        For example (another missed comma) this sentence alone shows it “Probably the biggest issue that I have with it is that it is not that difficulty, and that you can’t change the game’s difficulty level.” For someone that writes I should not have to further point out what is wrong here nor was I being a dick, I gave a subtle hint the first time around as a heads up.
        If someone finds such typos or miss used words in any of my writing you bet your ass I’d (bad boy again don’t use contractions) like to know. Every time your page is viewed there is a change you will not only be seen as an idiot but your reputation as a news outlet will be degraded every time readers see such elementary problems.

  3. Jess said on September 9, 2012 at 1:42 am
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    Well I applaud him for writing in a non-native language because I know I couldn’t do it but that said I didn’t know En wasn’t his native tongue. That tech tech is…technical so there is an importance here. Again I didn’t say WHAT A MORON or anything I just said there are some typos in there. Honestly because there is some wording issues and improper use of “difficulty” I thought maybe he had used a find/replace by accident which resulted in all the places that should read difficult became difficulty.

    Again it’s not an insult, I was giving a heads up. I know some times I will find shit like this in my articles after a while and just think OH shit how many people have seen this typo!? It’s embarrassing.

    1. Martin Brinkmann said on September 9, 2012 at 10:21 am
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      Jess, I’m grateful for every correction that I get as it helps me improve. It is sometimes difficult to understand what went wrong, and that’s why I appreciate detailed information instead of just hints or remarks. I did look up difficulty and found out that it is only a noun, and that I need to use difficult instead. Thanks for that.

      What I don’t appreciate is you talking down on my readers, Ed in this case. There is no need for that.

      With that said, I still appreciate you visiting this site and hope you will continue to do so.

      1. Jess said on September 9, 2012 at 5:07 pm
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        The point about Ed was simply that he took my comment as an attack and attacked me. That said, his attempt to use Word to demean my comments further. I’m not writing professionally in the comments and further more he probably did not take into account style and nationality. There are different rules for writing based on country despite all being English. So to that I say you’re “reader” (which I have been one for over 2 years) implied I was being a dick first So it would be appreciated if you would address Ed for jumping on me and labeling me as a troll rather than me pointing out the importance of things. Yes there are tons of mistakes in this because I’m writing as I would speak which leads to a formal grammar apocalypse when it comes to commas and other things.

        That said Martin I’m not sure what your native language is but while many other languages are touted as harder to learn English can mess with you still. For example there are different rules when writing in British English compared to Canadian English and different still in American English. When I’m writing formally I tend to slur CA and US by using CA rules (where I live) with the US spellings (where I’m from).

      2. Martin Brinkmann said on September 9, 2012 at 5:24 pm
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        I’m from Germany, and it is sometimes difficult to get my head around differences. While I had lots of English in school, from grade 5 to 13, I learned a lot while on the job. If you compare my first articles here on Ghacks with recent ones you will notice a considerable improvement. I know it is not perfect and all, and that I have my troubles, but it is getting better.

      3. Jess said on September 9, 2012 at 5:09 pm
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        Lol just as I hit send I see I’ve used you’re in a spot where it should be your. Ah contractions, so luring, yet so dangerous!

      4. Jess said on September 9, 2012 at 5:54 pm
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        Well dude as I said I applaud the effort. I’ve often remarked at home lame “we” are in the west were we barely know correct English and most my friends in Europe know like 4 languages and can write and speak them better than I know my native tongue.

        I know I have to brush up every once in a while but I’ve noticed more and more news sites lean towards a very lax spoken style with their writing. I’m sure it makes English profs want to rage but I’m OK with it. I strive to be good and will often go over my articles several times before publishing, maybe find one of my English major friends to give it an eye but all too often without someone to proof it I make dumb mistakes. Things like IF becomes OF, things that spell check miss because it’s a correctly spelled word, it’s just the wrong one. Contractions are also frowned upon in formal writing but more than that they are a great way to trip yourself up.

        That said you’re writing is pretty good, it was just the word “difficulty” that jumped out at me which is why I figured maybe you had a find/replace mishap rather than not catching difficult vs difficulty. I figured it was just a tiny misstep.

  4. Anonymous said on September 9, 2012 at 5:24 am
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    Martin, please include Formula One racing games in your reviews, & if possible, links as well. Thanks.

  5. Dean said on September 9, 2012 at 12:01 pm
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    Thanks for this Martin.

    I’ve been looking for this kind of game for a while; I have fond memories of an arcade game (Top-down I think) that allowed you to collect all kinds of weapon power-ups… this is about the closest I’ve come so far!

    Cheers,

    Dean

  6. Jess said on September 9, 2012 at 5:56 pm
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    p.s. thanks for the find, now if only we could get the game translated heh. I went into the options and was like screw it I’ll take it as it is heh. I loved Life Force!

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