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Head Buster

created and published by NCS in 1991-03-15, running on Game Gear
type: turn-based, strategy
perspective: bird's-eye
player options: single player
languages: jpn

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Description by Chris Covell:

It's a turn-based strategy game, or as the Japanese reviews call it, a
'1/2 realtime strategy game'. It was released in March 1991 for the Sega Game Gear system, a nice little system that had relatively poor sales and software support. (Relative to the GameBoy, of course.) ;-)

I first played it when, while in Japan, I asked my girlfriend living in another city
to find any GG games and send them to me. She sent me a game called Head Buster. At first, I couldn't figure much out (the cartridge was loose. No instruction manuals or game explanation), and I disliked strategy games, so I didn't play it much. But then I understood what each of your robot's body parts and weapons did, and how to win a match, so I started enjoying this game a lot. It's fun to pick up and play for a short while, and is much simpler than most strategy games. Perfect for a portable system!

Unofficial English translation available:
(cjlee001) - # 2007-01-02 17:22:02
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