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Game #4131
Hall of Belated Fame Inductee  Medicalat    View all Top Dogs in this genre
Action   Vertical shooter

Rating: 7.87 (16 votes)

Medicalat box cover

Medicalat screenshot
Another fun "cute flying witch" horizontal shooter from Japan, Medicalat features smooth SVGA graphics and addictive gameplay that recalls the best of IREM's offerings. One of the best features in the game is the rocket that accompanies you, acting as a "wingman" that helps shoot the enemies. When you leave it alone, it acts on its own, but when you hold it, it fires a super-powerful "hyper" shot. This powerful special attack takes time to charge and re-charge, so you cannot use it too often. The graphics are crisp and smoothly animated, and the enemies and boss characters look more cute than menacing, although they are not easy to kill.

On the downside, there are only several levels in the game, all of which are sparsely decorated with background graphics. Although it must be said that this minimalist approach works well for the game, because it allows you to concentrate on the foreground action rather than being distracted by the scenery, and the "hyperspace vectors" in the background lends a nice feel of speed and the illustion of depth. Furthermore, Medicalat is also more difficult than your average freeware shooter: I die quite often on Level 3 of the "Normal" mode, and the "Expert" mode is aptly named. All in all, yet another quality SHMUP from the impressive Japanese freeware scene. Two thumbs up, way up!

Reviewed by: Underdogs

Designer: Unknown
Developer: Freeware
Publisher: Freeware
Year: 2002
Software Copyright: Anonymous
Theme: Anime
Multiplayer:  
None that we know of
System Requirements: Windows XP
Where to get it:
Related Links: Official site
Links:    
If you like this game, try: Shooting Heart, Tomak Save the Earth, Again, Magical Broom Extreme

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