Space Marauder (known as Burai Senshi Color in Japan) is a horizontal scrolling shooter developed and published by KID in Japan and Agetec in North America for the Game Boy Color. It was released in Japan on July 23, 1999, and in North America on August 28, 2000.
Space Marauder is a scrolling shooter, and has been compared to NES and SNES era shooter games such as Space Megaforce. The game puts the player in the role an infantryman dropped into an alien base that is determined to enslave humanity. There are three different power-ups, and the game allows you to shoot in eight different directions. However, due to the difficulty of switching the direction of fire during the midst of battle, it is regarded to be easier to just shoot in one direction. The three power-ups are considered standard for the genre: a blue bullet, a lighter blue laser, and a pink laser. The game uses a password system to continue progress.
Space Marauder received marginally positive reviews from critics. Nintendo Power gave the game a 6.4 out of 10. IGN, the only other major critical site to give the game a score, awarded the game a 6 out of 10, noting its old school factor and complimenting the usage of a genre that had been long dead.
- GameSpot. http://www.gamespot.com/gbc/action/spacemarauder/tech_info.html
- Nix, Marc (September 14, 2000). Space Marauder Review for Game Boy Color. IGN. Retrieved on February 11, 2008.
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