Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines - GBA

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Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (GBA)
Viewed: 3D Combination Genre:
Shoot 'Em Up
Beat 'Em Up
Arcade origin:No
Developer: Taniko Soft. Co.: Atari
Publishers: Atari (GB)
Released: 28 Nov 2003 (GB)
Ratings: PEGI 7+
No Accessories: No Accessories


A big hit in the cinemas, Terminator 3 was unusually lacking a video game equivalent at the time of launch. However, nearly six months later, Arnie has finally made an appearance, in handheld form, for GBA.

Based closely on the events of the film, the Xbox incarnation of the game pits players as the Terminator itself in an attempt to defend John Connor and prevent a looming apocalypse. As players progress through the game’s familiar movie locations, they’ll consistently find themselves up against the machines’ latest killer, the TX.

For combat, the developer has incorporated a simple yet diverse combat engine that is intuitive and lets players fight in a manner of ways. Hand-to-hand combat is the most basic of them all, but with a selection of futuristic and present-day weapons at the Terminator’s disposal, you won’t be using your fists that often.

The game’s play mechanic and visuals are typical of an old school MegaDrive outing, in which players progress through myriad side-scrolling environments, taking out any oncoming enemies along the way. Armed to the teeth, your mission will take you across many typical gaming environments that include military bases and secret labs. The game is well suited to the GBA, and although it looks a little grainy and pixelated, it’s comparable to any other offering for the handheld.

So, if you want to participate in a compelling futuristic adventure or you wish to know a little more about the origins of the Terminator, this GBA offering is ideal.


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