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Enter a dark and dystopian future where humanity's only savior from a malevolent supercomputer and army of robotic soldiers is a half man, half machine cyborg programmed with three primary directives; Serve the public trust, protect the innocent and uphold the law. Fortunately for us, donuts don't rank very high on this police officer's list of priorities.
Based on the Dark Horse Comics miniseries by Frank Miller, which in turn was based upon characters from the cyberpunk film franchises RoboCop and The Terminator, RoboCop Versus The Terminator brings both worlds together in a metallic clash for the future of humanity. In a hypothetical future outside of the film continuities, you're placed in the role of RoboCop on a mission to destroy the SkyNet supercomputer.
Seeing humans as a threat, this computer-gone-bad wants us ("us" hopefully being human, right?) extinct and has constructed an army of human-like Terminator cyborgs to get the job done. You're not going to simply knock on SkyNet's door and politely ask to be let in, however; you're going to have to battle your way through eleven levels of urban and industrial chaos.
Playing from a side-scrolling perspective, you'll guide the man of steel and Kevlar through each level, completing primary and secondary objectives. From saving hostages and taking down monstrous cyborgs to simply collecting power-ups and keeping your shiny metal butt unscathed, the higher your performance in these tasks, the higher your score.
A host of the usual thugs and goons are ready to do some damage, while automated guns spraying you with bullets, persistently attacking endoskeletons, floating metallic orbs and an army of other foes — human and robot alike — are attempting to put you down for the count.
If this weren't enough, each level is littered with deadly hazards such as barrels of toxic waste, flame jets and more. In addition, end-of-level bosses such as ED-209 or a T-800 Terminator will greet you nicely, then try to blow you away, so please respond in kind.
RoboCop is agile in this alternate future; he can climb up ladders or chains, hang from wires and jump off platforms whilst firing in nine directions at foes. An assortment of powerful weaponry allowing you to even up the odds may be collected, such as rocket launchers, plasma rifles and of course, the ubiquitous laser gun.
In addition to these, you can snag a Robo-Head giving you an extra life, shields endowing you with temporary invulnerability and yummy pots of paste that somehow replenish your life — maybe our police officer pal prefers gruel over chocolate and sprinkles?
RoboCop also appears to have an attitude in this alternate reality, as digitized voice clips are used, such as his exclaiming "Terminated!" upon destruction of a T-800 Terminator. Ah, the irony... ~ Geoffrey Douglas Smith, All Game Guide