Title - Assault Suit Leynos Original Language Title - 重装機兵レイノス Developer - NCS Masaya Catalogue No. - T-25013 Game Type - Platform Shooting Action No. Of players - 1 High resolution scan pack download
It is the year 2201 and expanding technologies have given man the power to live anywhere
in space. Amidst this backdrop, the story of Assault Suit Leynos begins with a war
between Earth (and its colonies) against a cyborg army returning from the farthest
reaches of space. In the game's early stages, the nature or purpose of these cybernetic
adversaries, named Chron, is unknown. However, it is later revealed that Chron are
the survivors of a failed space expedition (Outer Space Expeditionary Party) sent
by Earth a hundred years earlier.
The Earth Defence League fights to defend Earth. The heart of the defensive movement
is the Assault Suit-- a twelve-foot tall armoured battle machine with awesome fighting
capabilities. You are Rex, an Assault Suit Wing commander and master at Assault Suit
combat. The battle begins on Ganymede but shifts to battles in space, on the Earth,
and inside enemy outposts.
Assault Suit Leynos is memorable for its well-developed storyline (particularly for
an action shooter), catchy music, impressive parallax effects for its time, reward
mechanics, and legendary difficulty.
Assault Suit Leynos consists of 8 stages. Much of the game's mechanics fall in line
with those of horizontal shooters with some subdued platforming elements. The player's
performance after completing a stage dictates what weapons, armour, and accessories
are unlocked in the next stage. The game features 14 weapons, which was considered
a lot of firepower for an action game in the early 90's. The wide assortment of armaments
increased replay value by encouraging the player to experiment with different ways
to defeat enemies.