#46 Time Pilot

Posted: 14th December 2016 by Jeroen in Games
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564th played so far


Genre: Shoot ‘Em Up
Platform: Arcade
Year of Release: 1982
Developer: Konami
Publisher: Konami

The nice thing about sometimes grabbing the next game in order is that these tend to cover genres that I otherwise would often be reluctant to touch. I am nearly constantly behind on playing shoot ’em ups because they don’t come to mind when selecting games, not being a genre I’m drawn to. I don’t know much about it anyway.

So next is Time Pilot, which looks like a fairly straight forward fly around the area and see what you kill shooter.

Our Thoughts

The game is a pretty straight forward shooter. You can move in an infinitely scrolling area, killing other planes – ones that upgrade slowly to newer models between levels. It’s really just running around and firing at them in a twin stick shooter.

It feels like it doesn’t even look that exceptional, the graphics are fairly simple, but functional. Gameplay has been the focus of the game.

And the game is a good twin stick shooter. Brutal in its difficulty, and limits on continues. It doesn’t feel like a game that aspires to be more. It can’t necessarily do loads more, but doesn’t try to get creative either. The occasional extra ship type, some pilot you can try to catch, but it’s not as big.

Final Thoughts

Time Pilot is what it is, not a complicated game, but very good as a shooter. It’s good if you’re into it, but for me it falls flat in that there isn’t anything really drawing me in.