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Chaos Control, (SLPS-00168)

Chaos Control, (SLPS-00168)

Chaos Control, (SLPS-00168)

Chaos Control, (SLPS-00168)

PlayStation Games – C

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The year is 2071, the aggressive Kesh Rhan aliens have already destroyed the human colonies on Mars and Pluto, and now plan to wipe out all humans from Earth as well. You play as Jessica Darkhill, lieutenant and most skilled pilot of the Orbital Defense Forces. The counter-attack you are about the launch is the last hope to save the Earth of chaos.

Chaos Control is a sci-fi themed rail shooter which puts the player inside the cockpit of a fighter ship. Although the spaceship flight is automated, the player may target freely using an on-screen reticule, timing their shots so that the fighter’s guns do not overheat. Targets across the game’s four levels include mech suits, other spaceships and virtual reality constructs, most of which will return fire in an effort to drain the player’s shields.

ChaosControl-01dThere are no bonuses or re-charge power-ups for these shields, and play must restart from the beginning of the level if the player’s ship is destroyed. Enemy positions are pre-determined and unchanging. This – in combination with fixed flight-paths – means that the player can seek to learn the game’s deployment pattern for each level, defeating them through trial and error.

Manufacturer’s description:
It’s the year 2071. Only one space fighter has the courage, composure and razor-sharp reflexes to eliminate the savage Kesh Rhan extraterrestrials…ace pilot Jessica Darkhill.

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Dakar 97, (SLPS-00634)

Dakar 97, (SLPS-00634)

Dakar 97, (SLPS-00634)

Dakar 97, (SLPS-00634)

PlayStation Games – D

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The Dakar Rally (or simply “The Dakar”; formerly known as “The Paris Dakar” or “Paris to Dakar Rally” and now as “The Lisboa Dakar”) is an annual off-road race, organized by the Amaury Sport Organization. The race is open to both amateur and professional entries. Amateurs typically make up about eighty percent of the participants.

Dakar97-01cDespite its name it is an off-road endurance race, called a rally-raid rather than a conventional rally, the terrain the competitors traverse is much tougher and the vehicles used are true off-road vehicles rather than the modified sedans used in normal rallies. Most of the competitive special sections are off-road, crossing dunes, mud, camel grass, and rocks among other obstacles. The distances of each stage covered vary from several kilometers up to 800 to 900 kilometers (500–560 mi) per day.

The PlayStation game tries to show how difficult the Dakar Rally is, but the game is just a few stages and seems too short to get a real feel for the long grueling rally. Perhaps the Dakar really deserves a longer game. The game features different camera angles and 3d graphics.

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