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Before there was virtual reality, there were 3D glasses! Jim Power: The Lost Dimension is a fast- paced game that seeks to introduce that mysterious "third dimension" to a new generation.
In fact, much of this action/adventure game's personality resides in its interesting mix of viewing perspectives. Just like in those old '60s movies, you wrap hokey cardboard and cellophane glasses around your face to see the 3D effects. If you like to keep cool, though, you can play the game without the glasses. Power also features side-view action, an overhead-view fighting level, and a side-view vehicle shoot-em-up.
Power is a run-n-gun game until late in the game, when Jimbo hops into a space fighter for some shooter pyrotechnics. In this game "our very universe is threatened with extinction." That quote from the manual should tell you everything you need to know about the story.
- Save your Smart Bombs as long as you can.
- In the Uni-Jet (shooter) level, try to clear auto-weapons off the walls and ceilings whenever you can.
- The ol' one-foot-off-a- ledge position comes in handy.
- You may be one of the 10% of the population who has little or no 3D vision. You may be lucky.
- Shoot the first mid-level boss in his face. He won't chase you to the end of the level.
For those who want more detail: An evil being named Vaprak is threatening to unleash his horrible hordes by cracking open a secret, lost dimension. You guide Special Agent Jim Power in a mission of mayhem against the vile Vaprak.
Jim Power is fast, familiar fun. The precise controls are no-brainers, even for inexperienced gamers. You'd better warm up your thumbs, though, because JP dishes out monstrous challenge even on the Easy setting. Jim must blast past a fast-moving army of men, mutants, and machines, plus face humongous mid-level and end-level bosses. Booby traps and icky, gooey creatures are strewn across your path.
The graphics are good, with or without the 3D, but this game doesn't give your eyes a break. Enemies, platforms, and booby traps produce a constantly moving melange of colors and patterns. The backgrounds feature weird, scrolling landscapes that look like a psychedelic painting.
Power doesn't power-up the sound, but it rates an "E" for effort. The music consists of speedy rock that tries hard to pace the action. The highlight of the effects is your mournful scream whenever you get zapped.
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Jim Power: The Lost Dimension is a good game that tosses the classics at you: classic story line, classic action/adventure gaming, classic overhead-view gaming, classic shoot-em-up, and classic 3D glasses. There ought to be something here for anyone who likes shoot-and-scoot action.