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Top Gun - DS

by Nick Haywood on 6 July 2005, 00:00

Tags: Nintendo DS, Nintendo (TYO:7974), Mastiff LLC, DS, Shoot 'em up

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Top Gun - DS

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A hip, heart-pounding combination of action, music and incredible aerial photography helped make Top Gun the blockbuster movie hit of 1986. Top Gun for Nintendo DS takes a look at the danger and excitement that awaits every pilot at the Navy's prestigious fighter weapons school.

Top Gun players enter as rookie pilots, selected along with a handful of other pilots for elite training at the US Navy's Fighter Weapons School. To become the best fighter pilot in the world players must to go head to head with the best of enemy fighter pilots.

Top Gun puts the player in the cockpit of a heavily armed jetfighter plane. The game includes 10 single player missions such as high altitude dogfights, escort missions, and protecting airspace, over a variety of terrain with dramatic weather and visual effects. Top Gun also features head to head play for two, three or four players. High quality sound effects take advantage of the Nintendo DS's ability to deliver virtual surround-sound.

Additional features of Top Gun game include a Top Gun Competition Campaign including elite training and realistic combat. Players can choose pilots named from characters in the movie and choose different fighter planes, each with different handling characteristics. They can fly these in 10 diverse missions across arctic, ocean, forest and desert zones.

Weapons include machine gun, fire-and-forget missiles and homing missiles, all very handy for the Multiplayer dogfight for 2-4 players with visual effects including explosions, water splashes, smoke, and gun/rocket trails. To add an extra challenge there’s weather effects including sun, rain, animated clouds, and snow and of course, where would it all be without a pulse-pounding music reminiscent of the movie soundtrack!