Psychic Storm [Model TJCD2025]
A 26-year-old NEC PC-Engine CD Game by Telenet Japan
Emulated in MAME !
Information for the following ROM(s): psychics
Psychic Storm © 1992 Telenet.
Psychic Storm is a vertical shooter up by Alpha system and published by Laser Soft/Telenet. Earth is under attack by a vicious race of insectoid-like aliens and the action begins in New Hong Kong City where most of the alien invasion seems to concentrate. Humanity's last hope lies with four courageous pilots and their space-fighters - Alex and his vulcan-gun laser, Charr and his Psyco Shell, Joe and his short-ranged but powerful Hell Flame and finally Nastasia and her Ion laser beams. Each ship can fire secondary weapons and also transform into a bio-mechanoid-beast ship with frightening powers. Alex's ship, for instance, can turn into a giant butterfly and shoot waves of fire from its large wings. Obviously, these forms only last for a short period of time but more energy can be collected along the way to extend their temporal power. Flashing enemies drop power-ups when destroyed which can either upgrade the primary weapon (blue orbs) or bring some life back (dual orbs). Pressing the two action buttons together also unleash a powerful bomb blast - they however take time to recharge and need to be used wisely. Finally, a two simultaneous player mode is available where players can combine their ships into a much stronger and powerful mutated form.
Released on March 19, 1992 in Japan for 6980 Yen.
[FR] June 1992 - Joypad N.9: 86/100
* Extra menu options:
Go to the title screen and move the cursor over the Transform mode.
There, press Select, I + Select, II + Select, I + II + Select, II + Select, I + Select and Select. A new menu should appear with new options including a level select.
Game's description by Laurent Kermel; http://www.videogameden.com