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Release year: 1993 | Players: 1 player | Developed by Advance Communication Company
Super Godzilla (SNES)
Super Godzilla (AKA 超ゴジラ Chō-Gojira) is a 2D action strategy video game developed by Advance Communication Company and published by Toho for the SNES (Super Nintendo Entertainment System) in 1993. To put it lightly, this game is frustrating.
The game starts with a decent storyline. Aliens are taking over the world and Godzilla must defeat them in order to save humanity.
Graphics-wise, it has good and consistent animation. The character designs were actually cool but its downfall is its average audio. Godzilla’s roar added a nice touch to the game but other than that, the music was terrible.
The split screen presentation is one of its unique feature. Godzilla’s actions were shown on the upper half of the screen while a map showing the city is displayed on the bottom. This feature helps the player to navigate locations.
The gameplay however, is the deal breaker for Super Godzilla. It is divided into two parts. First, the player needs to roam around different cities of Japan for each stages and defeat the boss in the end. A red dot on the map signifies its location. Various obstacles such as tanks and UFOs needs to be defeated along the way then the player collects items to strengthen his character. This part is okay but is rather slow and annoying.
Size Does Matter
Confusion starts in the second part. The horrible combating format made Super Godzilla a huge mess. After reaching the boss, the game shifts into fighting screen. You can try to defeat the boss by throwing punches then backing it up by picking an attack. You might also notice certain points where the monster you’re trying to beat would deliver significant damages to your character and yet your character has barely managed to make a decent attack.
Another annoying point is that your character needs to move back and forth towards the enemy to charge its energy bar while the CPU doesn’t need to. All progress will be lost if the boss filled up first and casts an attack. Knowing when to run away and using the collected items is the key to finishing the battle.
Super Godzilla is almost impossible to beat. Diehard Godzilla fans will most likely enjoy this game but don’t get your hopes up too high.
Super Godzilla game has only been ported to the Super NES.