Providing hours of entertainment, Time Crisis 2 puts you in the shoes of either Keith Martin (red character) or Robert Baxter (blue character). They are elite special agents, tasked to take down villain Diaz of Neodyne Industries who’s planning to launch a nuclear satellite into space.
As your chosen agent and armed with a gun, you must shoot and defeat an onslaught of armed henchmen working for Neodyne. The villains are more than keen to stop you in your tracks, in a bid to track down Diaz and bring to a halt his evil plans. From standard enemies to more advanced foes armed with machine guns, your task is to defeat the enemies and progress through the storyline to the rewarding finale.
An on-rails, linear shooter, Time Crisis 2 is an engaging, addictive video game arcade machine which benefits from its use of light guns to really get the adrenaline pumping. The addition of the pedal, one for each player, allows your chosen character to hide behind furniture and cover in game. it also provides the function to reload your weapon.
With a limited number of lives per credit, mastering the timing and use of the pedal to avoid being hit is almost as important as improving your shooting accuracy. As with any game, the more you play, the better you’ll get and after completing each Act and Stage. You’ll receive updates as to your hit rate and accuracy, providing a score that may see you ranked on the leaderboard, if you’re good enough!
Cutscenes throughout the game progress the story along wonderfully with a variety of locations. Set pieces and stage bosses adding extra visual flair and gaming challenges for the player to get involved with. It’s not always about shooting enemies. Sometimes you may have to shoot or avoid barrels being thrown down a hill in your direction. You could opt to explode the tanker behind your opponents to blow your enemies up all at once rather than kill them all individually. With locations ranging from a town plaza to a speed boat, forest to a train, the Time Crisis II journey is nothing but a thrilling one.
It’s not surprising Time Crisis 2 is one of the all-time arcade favourites. The ability to play solo or two-player co-operative gameplay allows for gameplay whether you’re alone or in company and makes for fantastic entertainment at parties, pubs and events.
With two handguns, stunning graphics across the two huge monitors, and fabulous artwork, this is the shooting game to choose!