Thursday, June 1, 2017

Planet Harriers (Sega - 2005, PSP)

A port of the 2000 arcade game and spiritual sequel to the Space Harrier series.
Planet Harriers was a long overdue entry in the Space Harrier series, which hadn't seen a new game since 1998's Space Harrier 2 on the Genesis. Originally running on Sega's Hikaru hardware, which was just a bit too beefy to port perfectly to the Dreamcast. To have it on a home console though, I would've taken whatever graphical cuts they had to make. This game is fast and loud and totally awesome with that inimitable "SEGA" feeling. You know what I'm talking about.

It's nice that this unworthy, ungrateful Earth finally got a new Harrier game in Planet Harriers, but that was 17 years ago; hook us up, Sega.

Hey, where's Harrier?

I don't think this is proper space harrier-ing gear, but I'm not the one with the syringe cannon

The graphics are of course still awesome in their way, but I remember thinking just how INCREDIBLE this looked

So hard to keep these in good shape if you don't put them back in the case...

My latest acquisition!...I wish. Really need to get a new PSP eventually now that I've found my copies of Outrun 2 and Castlevania: Dracula X Chronicles, though.