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Despite colorful, detailed graphics (especially along the planet's surface) and silky smooth voice effects (via the Solid State Speech Synthesizer), Parsec is a flawed side-scroller that is more frustrating than fun. Using a laser-equipped, three-speed ship that can overheat with continual firing, players must blast seven different types of enemies out of the sky in order to protect a planet. There are refueling tunnels to navigate throughout the game and a wall of asteroids to destroy after each level. This would be a reasonable setup for a game if control weren't sluggish, certain enemies weren't overly quick, and if shots didn't frequently appear to go right through enemy ships. ~ Brett Alan Weiss, All Game Guide