"T2: Judgment Day puts you in the role of The Terminator, the same character made famous in the movies by Arnold Schwarzenegger. "
Having already trounced the Super NES, Terminator 2: Judgment Day marches onto the Genesis for more of the same explosive action and adventure. T2:JD is as close as you can get to filling Arnold's shoes without having to pump a couple tons of iron. Kudos to Flying Edge for achieving a rare feat -- creating a successful movie tie-in video game.
ProTip: Keep the cops and the T1000 away by shooting the alarm before entering John Connor's home.
I'll Be Back
In T2:JD, you're a Terminator from the Future who's been sent back in time to protect John Connor (the future leader of the resistance) against the malevolent ruling forces of the Future. You'll need to rescue Connor's mother, Sarah, and go head-to-head against a TIOOO Terminator who's been sent from the Future to kill John Connor. The eight challenging levels represent key moments of the movie. At the start of every level, you're given a primary objective, which must be accomplished before you can proceed onto the next level. You'll march in front of backgrounds that are faithful to the story line and include a biker bar, John Connor's house, the Galleria mall, the state hospital, and finally Cyberdyne Industries for your showdown with the T 1000.
- Don't shoot any cops or bystanders in the Galleria, and they'll leave you alone. Shoot just one person, and the whole force comes after you!
- Drop off John Connor with Sarah so that you can search for the Future Items on your own. Don't risk letting them get hit by enemy fire and attacks. Return for them only at the end for a quick getaway.
You start with 100 percent energy, which is quickly depleted when you're attacked. When your energy's gone, a secondary power supply of 50 percent kicks in. When that's gone, the game's over. No continues and no passwords. Hasta la vista baby!
- Shoot directly up at the ladder. It'll drop down to let you get the Future Item on the second floor.
- Go to the Ammunition Store on the upper-right comer of the Mall to upgrade your arsenal to an Automatic Machine Gun. Shoot the cabinets to release boxes of Ammo.
All Systems Operational
Sharp, detailed graphics of the T800, the various locales, and the TIOOO effectively evoke images of the movie, which the medicore sounds don't diminish. Your T800 looks and moves with the same lumbering gait that Arnold had on the silver screen. The graphics are almost a little too realistic in some scenes, like when the T800 mows down police officers and innocent bystanders with his high-powered Machine Guns. The music and sound effects are only average, with a limited repertoire of sound effects and a monotonous, droning soundtrack.
Standing directly over the T1000 prevents it from harming you, but you won't be able to harm it either. Wait for it to dissolve before you move on.
The simple controls are easy to operate, leaving you free to work your way out of each level's predicament.
Never leave the room or go out of sight of the nurse with the green Health Pack, because she seldom stays in the same place.
Terminator 2: Judgment Day is a well-crafted adventure game with a solid balance of shoot- em-up action and seek-and- search challenges. Fans of the movie will love the chance to play Arnold's most famous role. Although challenging, gamers of all calibers will master the mechanics of this game. Look for this game to be just as big as the movie. "Two thumbs up!"
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Another hit movie has been immortalized in fine fashion on the SNES. Acclaim's T2: Judgment Day follows on the heels of Alien 3 as a great movie tie-in and an even better game.
ProTip: In the Mall be very careful when shooting cars in the garage. The resulting explosions can do significant damage to your life bar.
This killer cyborg-shootin' game is a scene-by-scene playback of the movie. Your mission is to find and protect John Connor and his mother Sarah. Along the way you'll need to avoid bikers, cops, T-1000s and even hospital orderlies. You must also find certain future objects, i.e. destroying the Cyberdyne Labs or getting the security key from Miles Dyson, before you're allowed to leave a level.
You start with nothing, but you can work your way up to an impressive arsenal of firearms, including a Pistol, a Shotgun, a Machine Gun and a Rotary Cannon. You'll keep the Pistol throughout the game, but you can only carry one other weapon besides the Pistol at any time.
The graphics in T2 run the gamut, from good to gross. Although the sprites are small, they are easily identifiable: You'll know John and Sarah as soon as you see them. All the character movements are well detailed and deftly animated. The backgrounds, however, are blocky. They're mostly squarish objects with little variation.
One musical theme pervades the game. The pulse-pounding backbeat may get on your nerves after awhile, so be prepared to put on your headphones.
This game has a lot of great features, like clever hidden clues, teamwork-style game play (John joins you for certain tasks) and shootin', shootin', shootin'! However, there's one major drawback: The annoying driving sequences between each action scene. Controlling your vehicle is harder than any other aspect of the game. The confusing controls seriously detract from an otherwise excellent game. Why spend time on other levels, shooting your way through endless obstacles and solving mini-riddles just to have your life bar wiped out by uncontrollable driving? Friends don't let friends drive on T2: Judgment Day.
- John Connor is in the arcade. If you want him to follow you, you must pause and change his status to "Follow: Yes". Don't let him follow you, though, until you've retrieved all future objects from the level.
- Before you complete any of the other objectives go to the second floor of the Mall and to the right of the glass wall. Find the Gun Shop and get yourself the automatic Machine Gun. You must shoot the walls in the Gun Shop to make the guns fall from the wall.
- If you need a health power-up, try shooting up the Drug Store. If you see a nurse running toward you with a green health power-up in her hands, you must wait until she drops it before you can grab it. If you shoot her accidently, you won't get the power-up.
- When you find Sarah Connor, leave John in the room with her and collect the rest of the future objects on your own. This act will minimize the damage taken by the Connors. Sarah firearm, so she'll help greatly in
- If you need a health power-up, try shooting up the Drug Store. If you see a nurse running toward you with a green health power-up in her hands, you must wait until she drops it before you can grab it. If you shoot her accidentally, you won't get the power-up.
- You'll need the Shotgun, the Pistol, John Connor's Address, and two future objects before you can leave the first stage. The Pistol and one of the future objects is in the Pool Room. Go left and take the middle door. After you retrieve those two items, the Shotgun will be to the right and near the Bar.
- If you let the Terminator stand over the spot where the T-1000 begins to appear, he melts down without firing a single shot. Use this tactic whenever you're close to the T-1000.
- After you collect the Shotgun, proceed to the left until you are outside. You'll then find the second future object. Finally, go right and press Up at the second Phone Booth. You'll now find John Connor's Address.
Hasta La Vista, Baby!
Don't let the errant driving stop you from checking out this cool movie game. The rest of the game is brimming with nonstop action and fast-on-your-feet puzzle-solving. You'll spend more time trying to beat this game than you did watching the movie on cable TV.
- When you reach Enrique's hideout, go to the right and blast the trap door that's in the ground. Proceed down the Ladder, and you'll find a cache of weapons, including the Rotary Cannon (the most powerful weapon in the game). Grab the Cannon and shoot the rest of the boxes to find ammo and explosives. Don't pick up any other weapon after acquiring the Rotary Cannon.
He said he'd be back -- and a Terminator never kids around. NJN's brought the big bad indestructo-dude back to the 8-bit video dimension in Terminator II: Judgment Day. This time, however, our robo-man's jumped to the other side of the fence: he's a good guy and he's agreed to destroy the wicked T-1000 Terminator who's out to annihilate the entire human race. Your quest is a simple one: Terminate or be terminated. As the now good T-800 Terminator you go it alone through five levels of jumping, kicking, punching, high tech weapon shooting action. Listen to him now and play Terminator II: Judgment Day.
The action-packed summer blockbuster movie that wowed everyone with its awesome special effects has inspired an arcade shooter with equally breathtaking graphics and gameplay This 1 -- or 2-player stand-up gun game is a visual and aural feast for the senses! Terminator 2: Judgement Day incorporates actual film footage, digitized backdrops of scenes from the movie, an awesome soundtrack, mind-numbing sound effects, and digitized speech of Arnold Himself encouraging you through the heat of battle. Smooth, multi-scrolling creates a realistic 3-0 look that's enhanced by holographic-like flashes that appear between you and the screen.
Gameplay is simple -- gun down the enemies before they get you! You have set amounts of energy and ammunition, which is recharged when you shoot special weapon and energy pill icons. The game accurately follows the movie storyline, battling the robotic forces of Skynet in the Future, infiltrating the Skynet headquarters, controlling the Time field Generator which sends you back in time to our present to protect Sarah Conner and her son, and the ultimate final battle with the most deadly Terminator of all -- the T-1000!
This game requires quick reflexes and a top-notch shooting ability to handle the non-stop, pulse-pounding action. As with the movie, Terminator 2: Judgement Day is something that can't he described, but must be experienced firsthand! Hasta la vista, baby!
Mission: Find John Connor and terminate the T-1000. This can mean only one thing -- the Terminator is back! Just like Arnold Schwarzenegger in mega-hit movie, Terminator 2 by Acclaim let's you assume the role of the model T-800 robot warrior and set out across five levels to save John Connor from another Terminator.
There's No Fate But What We Make
There's plenty of variety in the action and the scenery. You begin by rampaging the nearest truck stop to search for a weapon, transportation, boots, and clothes. You then face off with a level boss.
After "persuading" the biker to relinquish his Harley, you race against the T-1000 in a semi-trailer. Use the ten gauge shotgun you acquired in Level One to blow open the gates and keep the truck off your tail!
Win the race and rescue John and his mother, Sarah. Now you're on to Level Three. Here at John's request, you must stop your enemies without killing them.
ProTip: To shut down Cyberdyne Systems in Level Four, first carry explosives up to the sixth floor, plant them throughout the lab, and get out before they blow.
It's Terminator against Terminator in Level Five. Once you confront the T-1000, you'll see what makes him an advanced prototype. His slick method of escape is to change forms via the Mimetic Polyalloy (liquid metal) he's constructed with.
The Final Frontier
As long as Arnold keeps promising to be back and companies, like Acclaim, keep producing games like this, gamers are in good shape. Let's hope "Ahnuld" returns for T3. Until then, you can rest assured that this game packs good looks and a great challenge. Get terminated!
A action-adventure game based on T2, which was developed by B.I.T.S. and published by LJN. It was released for the Game Boy in 1991. Featuring sounds and characters from the movie as pieces.
The game offers several difficulties and play styles to choose from, along with time control, ratings on the USCF scale over different time-frames and other niceties.