Mission 1: Review Top Gun
Konami is the originator of Top Gun. Konami was one of the companies that achieve the best video games during the 1980's through the 2000's. This company was found in other companies such as Nintendo and Sega. Konami first started in 1969 when Kagemasa Kozuki, a chief executive officer, found a repair business in Osaka, Japan. On March 19, 1973, Kozuki transformed the business which is known today, Konami. The association began building "entertainment machines" for the arcades. Some well classic arcades include Frogger and Super Cobra. In 1982, Konami manufactures PC games and in 1983, they assemble MSX games. The year 1985 is when Konami teamed up with Nintendo and produce video games for the Famicom and the NES and in the late 80's Konami combine with Sega to make games that goes with the Genesis.
Konami holds a collection of the best games out there and some that are okay and well known. Some games that were the best were Castlevania, Contra, Life Force, Gradius and many more! Some okay games for its time are Metal Gear, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Skate or Die!, and many more. The particular game that will fit in the well known collection is Top Gun.
Top Gun was based on the movie in 1986. Top Gun is an action game in a first person perspective. This game is about a player, that’s you, have to navigate and do missions, while riding a plane called F-14 Tomcat. At the end of each mission, except the first one, the player has to kill or damage a boss and land the plane. The first mission gives you a practice round and no boss yet you have to land the plane. The final mission is to destroy a space shuttle. There are two endings, one is good and one is bad. If you beat the game, beat every boss, and land the plane of every single ending launch sequence, you get the plane, descending into the carrier. The pilot will wave at their crews. Pretty lame. The bad ending occurs when you have a minimum of 50,000 points, and lose the game. The bad ending shows the pilot's plaque and the tragedy.
My thought to this game is an okay. It is okay with its graphics, missions, and the music, but the controllers are a little off. The graphics are not so bad for its time. You can see the clouds, the ocean, lands, planes, and other objects in the game. The missions are accurate, and some takes a while to plan out such as choosing the right missile and landing the plane. The music has a great tune. The game uses the song in the opening title and the ending of the game. The controllers are a bit off because of its up and down buttons on the directional pad. When you push up, the plane descends, and if you push down, it does the opposite, it ascends.
I have not found this game interesting for me. All you do is pick a missile, you fly and kill planes and helicopters, you fight an enemy territory, and you land the plane. I would say that this is not one of the best games that Konami had made, but I wouldn’t say it is the worst. It is frustrating when I am trying to land the plane, but with more patience and practice I can do it.