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Sonic Fury (WoW ActionMax)

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Sonic Fury was made in 1987 by CCR Video Corporation for the Worlds of Wonder ActionMax. I have covered the system in episode 13. The video you are going to see is recorded from the original VHS tape, transmitted to my capture card via YPbPr. As such the video might be the highest quality version of the footage in the whole internet. Please remember that video on VHS is stored in a s-video like fashion but with much more compression using a color under technique. As such the video quality is not very high.

The player takes the role of Ace who is about to do his final examination to become a member of an elite Air Force group. In air he is accompanied by the expert and two future team mates. The group gets suddenly attacked by hostile jets. After the pilots turned the attack down successfully they are advised by radio to keep the events secret.

This game is mostly about deciding fast whether or not to shoot the fast appearing jets and to avoid shooting the own team members while they fight the enemy planes themselves. Luckily the jets can be distinguished by the number of back turbines as the attackers have just one whereas your team has two of them.

Personally I like the game. I think amongst all the ActionMax games in Sonic Fury it is the least difficult to hit the targets. This is one of the two ActionMax games to show a score table upon conclusion the other one being Blue Thunder. Depending on the achieved score the player is ranked amongst classes. I think this provides an additional challenge to the player.

The cover is held in the same style as the other ActionMax games. It shows bright detailed scenes from the game in a much better quality than the compressed game actually allows.