> Back in the days when people questioned the Saturn's ability to do 3D,
Sega was hard at work converting their most popular Model 2 arcade games
to the platform. AM2, the masterminds behind Sega's arcade prowess,
brought gamefans what is still today one of the best gun shooters around.
Virtua Cop's stunning (for the time) 3D graphics and fast gameplay made
it quite successful in arcades. We know the Saturn wasn't cake to
program for, which made this 3D conversion all the more impressive...
> Virtua Cop's 3D engine moves along just as smooth as the arcade, but
I'd bet the textures aren't as detailed and I know the resolution is lower.
Technical aspects aside, the game looks great, has decent color and is
interactive. Some of the most interesting effects would be the smoke
trails, explosions, and the constant zooming of your view. You'll
fight the bad guys mostly in a city setting, but the medium level goes
into a construction yard.
> Simply aim, shoot, reload, and get the occasional power-up. At
the same time, you must avoid killing innocent people. This may sound
overly simplistic, but the action is non-stop so you won't have time to
worry about it. While playing, don't forget to blow up the cars,
barrels, and windows...
> Although it's never bothersome (to me), the music is sort of light hearted
techno-beat and quite repetitive. It matches the on-screen action
well and suites the arcade gameplay too.
> The sound effects consist of cheesy voice, weapons firing, explosions,
various death screams, and other cues. These are essentially arcade
exact, but they could have been better.
> There are only 3 multi-level stages in the game, but it's challenging
and just long enough for my taste. Aside from the half a dozen (or
so) different enemies, you'll encounter end of level bosses with heavy
firepower. Add a friend and make sure to use the Stunner (gun) for