|Trevor McFur in the Crescent Galaxy (Jaguar, 1993) (1993)|
Returns not accepted
eBay Buyer Protection
|Take on the role of Trevor McFur, an intergalactic fighter pilot who appears to be a cross between a human and a cheetah. In this side-scrolling shooter you seek to regain the Crescent Galaxy from the clutches of the evil Odd-It.|
The game takes place on or around five different planets. To recapture each planet, you must fight your way though three game levels. The first level is a flight through space, the second is a flight over the surface of the planet, and the third is a fight against a boss alien. Only after freeing the first four planets may you attempt to attack Odd-It's home world.
Your spaceship is equipped with an auto-firing cannon and bombs. You can gain special weapons as you progress through the levels. The special weapons include shields, missiles, and a temporary wingman who assists you. Powerups are also available to increase the power of your built-in cannon and bomb.
|Game||Trevor McFur in the Crescent Galaxy|
|Number of Players||1|
Average review score based on 3 user reviews
'Trevor McFur in the Crescent Galaxy' was supposedly a game that Atari developed for their Panther system, which never completed since focus shifted to the Jaguar with 64-bit and all. You control Trevor McFur, an anthropomorphic jaguar enlisted in the Circle Reserves, an interspace combat force. An odd entity, with a fitting codename 'Odd-it' invades the Crescent Galaxy and General Patent (lion) sends Trevor on a seek-and-destroy mission along with sidekick Cutter (a lynx). Trevor was, likely, to be Atari's new mascot and conquer the gaming world. Compared to Mario and Sonic, however, he has not much to offer in this appearence.
From there on, its side-scrolling shoot 'em up versus tons of space debris, odd enemies ranging from spiders to ice cubes, flying discs and gargoyles to bosses taking up half the screen. There's plenty of weapons and lots of them are useful and fun. It's here, however, that the game starts showing off it's weaknesses: you will find that you need to fire almost constantly to destroy the vast number of foes that are set to take you out, because they do you in with one hit. You got 3 lives and 3 continue credits, but they are quick to use up if you're not catching on quickly. Some enemies are darn awkward, can attack from behind where you have no possibility to aim, geysers can fire totaly random and it's easy to get caught in a corner while fighting bosses.
The story is futile at best, but that makes no exception to many similar games. However, something dull is the abscence of music with only the title and select screen who is granted with some upbeat tunes. The game features many nice graphics, with smooth backgrounds and colorful sprites, but you get the impression that Atari rushed the game with no spoken dialogue or similar to boost the system's abilities. People appearently love to trash the game, but 'Trevor McFur' is still appealing to me. I love cats, old console games and side-scrolling space shoot 'em ups, so it wins me over for a while.
Trevor McFur is an awesome side scrolling shooter for teh Jaguar console. It has amazing 64-bit grafx and some sweet sound fx. I would recommend this game to any shmup lover out there.
What can I say. Its like most of the other games made for the Jaguar. Rushed out the door. They didn't even have the decency to give it good music. They didn't give it any music. But at least its better then Club Drive.