Title - Arrow Flash Original Language Title - アローフラッシュ Developer - Sega Catalogue No. - G-4039 Game Type - Horizontal Shooting Action No. Of players - 1 High resolution scan pack download
Back in the late 80's and early 90's Sega made quite a few shooters, Arrow Flash
is just one of them. Now while it may be no Thunder Force IV or Glay Lancer it's
still a lot better than many of the other sub-standard shooters out there on the
Mega Drive. One outstanding feature is the anime style intro and cut scenes. Back
in 1990 these weren't exactly common place in shooter and especially not on cartridge
based shooters. The game is incredibly colourful as well although I could swear
this was the reason I got shot down a few times due to being distracted by the vibrant
colours. Needless to say it does look very pretty, especially for such an early
title. Audio is also pretty good with nice fitting tunes that are typical of the
period. The sound effects on the other hand are a bit on the loud side at times,
especially if you are playing the game with headphones on.
Arrow Flash isn't that tough on the default setting so it's 5 levels while decent
in length won't keep you busy for long. I completed the game on my first go! Still,
it does punch quite a challenge in hard mode.