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Terminal Velocity: Boosted Edition

Ziggurat, Terminal Reality
Mar 14, 2023 - Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

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Critic Reviews for Terminal Velocity: Boosted Edition

Terminal Velocity is a nice trip down memory lane. I enjoyed revisiting this as much as I did Forsaken when Night Dive Studios remastered it a few years back. These types of games are not as common today and I sometimes forget how much I enjoy them. If you grew up with the likes of Descent this is a must purchase. It holds up surprisingly well in the game play department as long as you can deal with the pixelated polygons plastered all over your fancy high-definition screen.

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Terminal Velocity is just like it was when it was first released in 1995, now you can easily play it on your PC or Steam Deck. With great controls and fun gameplay, this is a fun title for people who want to be reminded of what games used to be like.

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I loved my time with Terminal Velocity: Boosted Edition and I'll boot it up whenever I want a quick fix of old-school explosive action.

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Terminal Velocity’s gameplay is a little dated after two and a half decades in the hangar, even with a fresh coat of paint, and isn’t going to win in a dogfight with today’s premier flight sims or space shooters. Nonetheless, the developers have done a great job of polishing it up and making it work perfectly on modern systems. I enjoyed playing it again for its high-octane tunnel-traversing, radical soundtrack and bombastic alien blasting, and I think others could too provided they’re primed for a nostalgic blast from the past.

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This one was quite a surprise. With the appropriate pair of rose-tinted glasses, you can actually have quite a lot of carefree fun with Terminal Velocity. I’m not going to sugarcoat the fact that this game is beyond dated, but there is enjoyment to be had with such a simplistic gameplay loop. It is the quintessential “shut your brain off and have some fun” kind of experience.

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So '90s, you can almost hear the sound of the dial-up modem.

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Terminal Velocity: Boosted Edition is an interesting experiment. On one hand, the re-release shines a light on the mediocrity of the original game. On the other hand, it revives a niche title, augments it while retaining its authentic core, and brings it to modern players who might have gone their whole gaming lives without ever encountering it.

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