Last Resort (video game)

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Last Resort
Last Resort Neo Geo cover.jpg
Box art
Developer(s) SNK
Publisher(s) SNK
Composer(s) Toshio Shimizu, Yasuo Yamate
Platform(s) Arcade, Neo Geo, Neo Geo CD
Release Neo Geo MVS
March 23, 1992
Neo Geo AES
April 24, 1992
Genre(s) Shoot 'em up
Mode(s) Single-player, Co-op
Arcade system Neo Geo (45Mb cartridge)
Display Raster, 320 x 224 pixels (Horizontal), 4096 colors

Last Resort is an arcade shoot 'em up video game by SNK released in 1992. It was also released for the Neo-Geo and Neo Geo CD systems, as well as SNK Arcade Classics Vol. 1 for the PS2, PSP, and Wii. Its gameplay was heavily inspired by R-Type and its system of pod attached to the player's ship.


Many years in the future, mankind has developed the technology for space colonization. However, a mysterious computer virus infects the primary computer running man's first space station, causing it not only to affect its automated defenses, but to convince other humans to side with it. The computer attacks Earth so often that Earth's only hope is put into advanced spaceships wielding great firepower.


The object of the game is to fight through five stages and destroy the end stage bosses by aiming for their weak points. The player maneuvers both a cyber jet and (once procured) an indestructible robot drone which acts as both as a shield against small projectiles (similar to the Dino 246 drone in Pulstar and Blazing Star) and an additional weapon with multi-directional fire and concussion launch capabilities. The robot drone can be toggled to a stoptrack position or to rotate around the cyber jet. The cyber jet can be upgraded with three levels of three types of firepower and faster jet speed by collecting the corresponding powerups.

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