Friday, December 26, 2014

Vice. The Project Doom for NES (1992)

Vice. The Project Doom for NES advertisement
Ad published in the February 1992 issue of EGM (no. 31)

Historical Background &  Graphical Analysis 

A solid release from American Sammy, Vice. The Project Doom (1991) combined some Ninja Gaiden elements with a bit of Spy Hunter and Operation Wolf. Quality cut scenes and tight gameplay made for a good game. You would never know the quality of the game by looking at the ad 25 years ago.

It's a printed stereotype of every Die Hard and Lethal Weapon ripoff of the era, just as the copy denotes. Even the header seems like a reference to Bond movies and a wink to AC/DC.

Original Copy:
Shoot to Thrill! 
Project Doom 
Vice officer Quinn Hart is on assignment unlike anything he's ever seen! Weird bodies are turning up dead, top secret weaponry is missing, and organised crime is at an all time high. But Hart's up against something more than the Mob, street gangs, or even hostile terrorists.  
A new force has risen and Hart finds himself plunged into a conspiracy of terror!!
Take to the highway in your Super-Charged Street Machine! 
Blast, whip, and bomb your way in to action! 
You and your .44 in a warehouse packed with stolen merchandise and deadly assassins. 
A storyline to keep you plastered to the action.

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