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In this sequel to Microsoft Fury, you must once again stop the Bion threat against the Coalition of Independent Planets. After the Bion fortress was defeated on planet Fury, the resulting explosion brought about new opportunities throughout the galaxy. Wormholes were created that bridged the gap between planets and allowed for greater commerce and economic prosperity.
Not all planets flourished, however. Terran paid the bitter price for waging war against the Bions, one that meant poverty for its citizens. Now in a state of civil unrest and utter despair, Terran is ripe for the picking. Yes, it seems a group of Bion warriors are alive and well and have infiltrated at least six planets in their search for dominance. Is there no one left who can stop them?
Fortunately for the Terrans, there is. You are the only hope against impending doom, so you'll have to strap inside a spaceship armed to the teeth with the latest technology available — the Hellbender. For veterans of Fury³, the Hellbender features a similar compass and navigation system to target objectives, enemies and weapon crates. Three instrument panel and three pilot views are also included, and a total of eleven weapons are at your disposal, ranging from missiles and laser cannons to mines and rockets.
The Hellbender also features functional headlights, beacons, and cloaking power that can be replenished by finding energy capsules. Damage reports are received through the ship's onboard computer system (known as E.V.E.) , and each voice clip is performed by Gillian Anderson of X-Files fame. Repair droids also exist that can help fix any substantial problems with your vessel.
Your goal is to traverse six planets in an effort to destroy the last remaining Bion threat. Fly through underground caverns, above clouds and more as you take out enemies in the air and on the ground. Hellbender supports 3D graphic cards via Direct3D and features a storyline created by Hollywood script writer Geof Miller. Want to take on a friend or two? Multiplayer games are supported via LAN (up to eight people), Internet (up to four people) or modem (two people). ~ Scott Alan Marriott, All Game Guide