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Terminator, The (Sega Genesis, 1991)

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Soldier Kyle Reese travels from the distant future to 1984 Los Angeles to protect a young woman named Sarah Connor in this console adaptation of James Cameron's cult film. Designed as a platform shooter, the Genesis version has you controlling Kyle on foot through a total of four levels. Climb ladders, leap across ledges, and do battle with a number of enemies, both man and machine, while being relentlessly pursued by a futuristic assassin known as the Terminator, portrayed by Arnold Schwarzenegger in the movie. Use a combination of shotgun blasts and grenades to defeat the opposition. Prevent the Terminator from fulfilling his objective to win the game.

The name in text on the scrolling intro, "Hemdale's The Terminator" (only in the Mega Drive/Genesis version) refers to the independent Hemdale Film Corporation, who produced the original movie. Once the studio closed, Orion Pictures became the owner of most of the films Hemdale had once owned.

Mean Machines gave the Mega Drive/Genesis version a 43 percent rating, and said that the game featured "some of the best Megadrive animation ever, plus fitting and highly detailed backgrounds," as well as, "Some great tunes and effects, but there are a few crappy ones there too." The magazine also criticized the game's "Four short levels which take no time to complete. After that, there's nothing to hold your interest."
Product Information
Publisher Virgin Games, Inc.
Game The Terminator
UPC 052145820029
Platform Sega Genesis
Genre Shooter
Control Elements Gamepad/Joystick
Number of Players 1
Release Year 1991
Game Special Features
  • Battle helicopters, police officers, street thugs, and more
  • Features four levels of play
  • Choose from four difficulty settings
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