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|Gekirindan Time Travel Shooting|
|Publisher: Virgin Interactive|
|Developer: Japan Media Programming|
|Publisher(s) of original games: Taito|
|Developer(s) of original games: Taito|
|System(s): Sega Saturn|
|Original system(s): Taito F3 Syetem|
|Number of players: 1-2|
Gekirindan Time Travel Shooting (逆鱗弾 タイムトラベルシューティング) is a 1995 arcade shoot-'em-up by Taito ported to the Sega Saturn in 1997 by Virgin. The Saturn port was only released in Japan. Soundtrack was composed by Taito’s house band Zuntata.
Gekirindan game appears to be a hommage to competitor Toaplan. Enemies, player ships etc. display many similarities, e.g. Type A’s bomb closely resembles the skull bomb in Tatsujin, Type C’s alternative shot is similar to the green shot in Flying Shark. The story involves time travel, with the heroes following the villain through their period (future from our perspective), world war period, present, and two future periods.
Three ship types, titled Type A, B and C are available. Depending on player 1 and 2 side, the pilot also looks different.
In typical shooting game manner, there is one button for firing and one for bombs. Bombs are very strong and destroy most standard enemies and bullets instantly. Power ups increase shot strength and add extra weapons: Homing, Laser and Napalm, with the latter being the objectively best weapon in the game.
The game adds score based on collected medals and remaining bombs at the end of each stage.
The Saturn port can be played in both horizontal and vertical screen orientation, the latter being identical to the arcade setup.
The game originaly ran on Taito's F3 board Judging from Ving 's Taito F3 port version of Layer Section, this port compares rather unfavourable . A better port is not available on SEGA hardware, but on the Playstation 2 as part of the Taito Legends/Memories series.
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