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Top-down shooters have a long history. They’re more commonly known today as twin-stick shooters since they typically all use a control system using two joysticks these days. Back in the days of the Genesis and Super Nintendo though, that obviously wasn’t the case! Still, the genre was popular both in arcades and on home consoles. Today’s game is one you probably haven’t heard of before but one that is easier than ever to check out today. Today’s game is Operation Logic Bomb, developed by Jaleco and released on the Super NES in 1993.
Operation Logic Bomb is a single-player top-down shooter where players play as Agent Logan, codenamed HIRO, a cybernetic soldier sent into an isolated research facility to discover what happened to the scientists there. The player must face down the facility’s extensive defense system including turrets and robots along the way, as well as interdimensional monsters tearing holes in the fabric of reality. To do this, Agent Logan gets several different weapons such as a machine gun and a spread shotgun.
Operation Logic Bomb’s biggest drawback is that it is a single-player only game in a genre mostly known for its co-op experiences. This doesn’t mean the game is bad but you can’t help but feel that it would have been better playing it with a friend. Still, for what it is, Operation Logic Bomb was well made. Critics gave the game moderate reviews but did note that it was especially punishing with its low amount of continues. Operation Logic Bomb remained an obscure SNES title for many years until just recently when Nintendo added the game to its selection of Nintendo Online SNES games, making it playable on modern consoles for the first time.
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