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Fire Mustang

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Excerpt from Genesis Game Guide by The Scribe

NAME:             Fire Mustang
RELEASED:         1991
TYPE:             Shooter
LANGUAGE:         Japanese

PREMISE:          A side-scrolling 1941?  Yup, that's what this appears to
                  be.  A high-speed shooter with a World War II aerial
                  combat theme.

IMPRESSIONS:      It's just what you'd expect if 1941 was converted to
                  side-scroll format, except for the following:  you're
                  flying the world-famous P-51D Mustang instead of a P-38
                  Lightning, you can now drop bombs (along with all of the
                  other non-historical power-ups), and you can blow away
                  both Nazis and Nips (my apologies to my many Japanese
                  friends - just trying to maintain the historcial slang).
                  It's a WWII buff's arcade gaming dream!  How much of the
                  hardware bearing down can you identify?

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Re: Fire Mustang (Score: 1)
by irondraggon on Thursday, May 13 @ 16:00:41 EDT
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What the impressions don't tell you here is just how awesome the music in this game is. Of all the games I own for the Genesis, which is over 500 of them, this is my favorite one. It has the best music of any other Genesis game I've ever played, and the music for each level really sets the mood and enhances the excitement of the battles. You won't find a better shooter on the Genesis. This is the best one ever made for the system. I don't know why it wasn't translated into English for the US market, but my guess is that it has something to do with Japanese resentment over the outcome of WWII! They knew how many American kids would love to blow the Nazis & Japs to smithereens, so they purposefully witheld this game from us as a form of punishment for nuking them back in 1945! By the way, you don't need to know any Japanese to be able to play the game, it's standard shooter fare. The only Kanji characters in the game are all on the intermission screens between the battles, and they appear only to relate all of the historical background information behind them. It's a shame that someone hasn't translated them into English, but it's not that important. This is one tough and very intense side scrolling shooter with awesome music and graphics, and that's all that matters!

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