A few sinister and sinister characters have brought the United States under their control and now it’s up to you to fix it. So hero Taro Takahashi packs his practical laser whip and makes his way through five graphically beautifully varied levels. In the best arcade style you run through the scenarios, jump with a double jump and enjoy brief invulnerability during the sliding maneuver on the floor. The zipline provides fresh impetus: it is fired at the push of a button and immediately connects two opposite points – horizontally, vertically and also at an angle. So you climb narrow shafts, shimmy over abysses or get to safety if a boss electrifies the ground for a moment. The whip is also pleasantly versatile: you strike nimbly in eight directions, switch off enemy projectiles with targeted hits and crack boxes with life energy and protective shields.
Graphically sets Steel Assault on detailed pixel graphics, as one would have expected in the 1990s in the amusement arcade and on consoles such as Neo Geo or Saturn: Many details, fine animations, tons of graphic variety and powerful effects determine the picture. If you would like it a little more arcade, dig through the graphics options: There are not only scan lines, but also a CRT filter with an optional simulated screen curvature, but also a sharp pixel look in modern indie style is offered. Meanwhile, the music is booming from the speakers, heavily influenced by electric guitars, and the effects are bang. Thanks to four selectable levels of difficulty, both beginners and hardcore action fans get their money’s worth.