Download [Model NAPH1007]
Emulated in MAME !
[CONSOLE] NEC PC-Engine Game
Download © 1990 NEC Avenue, Limited.
Download is an horizontal shooter by Nec Avenue. The game takes place in 2099 in the city of Kabukicho (Japan). The story begins when the cyber-diver and special agent Syd gets awaken by a special message from his friend Deva. She explains that something bad is going on with the case they are both investigating. Case which already took the life of their cyber-diver friend Ohala. She is now held prisioner by the Kabukicho police and Syd decides to ride his flying bike and to rush to her rescue. Interestingly, Download offers a complex and unusual gameplay - Syd can "jack-in" and various stages actually happen inside a computer network. Two upgradable main weapons are available - a Beam Vulcan (which can fire in five directions when fully loaded) and a Laser Cannon. Secondary weapons can also be equipped, from the Chaser homing missiles or the Crusher. The game is vast and a password system is available to save the game's progress.
Released on June 22, 1990 in Japan for 6800 Yen.
[FR] Player One (Sept. 1990): 84/100
Game's description by Laurent Kermel; http://www.videogameden.com