[CONSOLE] NEC PC-Engine CD Game
Avenger © 1990 Telenet.
Avenger is a vertical shooter by Telenet where the player takes control of a futuristic and hi-tech helicopter. The usual set of weapons are available, from Vulcan-gun to Laser, Homing Missiles and Directional Beams firing in the opposite direction the helicopter faces. A secondary and more destructive weapon allows the player to either destroy everything on screen or just clean up every single enemy's bullet in sight. Extra power-ups can be collected during the game, improving one of the weapon or increasing the stock of available lives. Avenger proposes a couple of originalities - First of all, the list of weapons to choose from increases as the game progresses. Secondly, and this feature will need sometime to get used to, the helicopter fires diagonally as it moves left or right. However, holding the second button will lock it in that direction. The game also branches out later in the game and the player can decide what mission to play next.