Monday, December 07, 2015

Pegasus


Satan has been a bad boy again and has turned the world on its head so it's your job to reverse his dastardly deeds before it's too late. You are Percius and fly the globe on a mythical horse called (wait for it) Pegasus. This game is split into two parts, a shoot 'em up that has you flying on Pegasus and a platformer where Percius is free to unleash his hell. It flips between these two gaming modes throughout and this certainly helps keep things interesting.

The shoot 'em up part is exciting and challenging. Imagine something like R-Type, but on horseback, and you've got a general idea. The graphics are a little bland but the scrolling is nice and smooth. Collect the crystals left behind from a kill will thankfully enhance your weaponry and there are some awesome power-ups to use. Plus you control Pegasus, a flying horse, how freaky cool is that? Next are the platform levels which are probably my favourite parts and, once again, it scrolls along beautifully. However, it also feels rushed with boring graphics and sounds with gameplay that has nothing unique to make it stand out from the crowd. Collect the crystals again and kill baddies...

Pegasus feels like a rushed port to me. The shoot 'em up stages are pretty good fun and, although a little bare-bones, I enjoyed the Percuis / platformer stages. This is a good game but it should have been far better.

LINKS

 - I recorded a video which comes with an unusual graphical anomaly thrown in for free!
 - Download Pegasus from the mighty D-Bug, with hard drive support.
 - You need to cheat? Then press P on the title screen and type in this code: FRUITBAT
          -> use the arrow keys to select your starting level.
          -> F1 for extra lives.
          -> F2 to select a power-up.
          -> F3 for an extra special weapon shot.
          -> F5 advance a level.
          -> F7 for a nifty shield.
 - To view the greetings, enter this code as a 'password' on the title screen: CATFOOD.