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a.k.a. Astro Flash / Nuclear Creature / アストロ フラッシュ

published by Sega / Tec Toy in 1985-12-22, developed by Sega, running on Master System
type: shooter
genre: Science Fiction
perspective: side view
player options: single player
languages: eng

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Personal review
For the time of its release Astro Flash/Transbot looks quite good with nice parallax scrolling. The gameplay however, well is only average at best. The nicest feature is that you can temporarily transform your ship into a robot. The rest is pretty basic horizontal shooting with repetitive waves of enemies.

# 2014-10-05 20:04:25
Official description
Thwart an underground invasion with your transforming weaponry. The ground is scarred by craters, a reminder of the recent Dalaus invasion. And continuous acid rains give the sky an eerie irridescence. You are the only Transbot pilot left from the now defunct regime. So you must battle wave after wave of orbiting debris. To try to get to the notorious Dalaus artificial intelligence computer. Fortunately, your astro-plane can go through 6 different transformations. Turn into a robot warrior and more. By the time you transform, you should be able to penetrate the fortress of Dalaus. And rid the galaxy of her evil influence forever!
# 2014-02-23 05:05:34 - official description
Back in the solar year 2000 there was a nuclear war, and people are finally now emerging from underground to build a new society. But something is still wrong. DALAUS, a leftover computer from the old world is creating its own empire, and it is up to you to stop it. To complete this mission you will pilot a CA-214 (the TransBot), a new experimental astro-plane. TransBot is a side scrolling shooter for one or two players. There are a wide variety of enemies you will need to get past to be victorious throughout the many locations. The CA-214 can have different types of weapons to help out. You start out with a basic, default gun, but after collection a ? symbol you can choose a new weapon to use. There are six choices which will scroll past at the top of the screen, and your TransBot will be powered with whatever selection you make. Powered up weapons will only last for a limited amount of time before the TransBot reverts back to the basic weapon.
Alberwood # 2010-03-29 03:52:23 - source
Technical specs
additional hardware: Sega Card,
display: raster
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External reviews (4) - average: 52.8% - median: 62%
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S: The Sega Magazineuk81990-0717/10017%
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