Excerpt: Don’t know where I was when this incredible game got released, but I missed out on a good thing. By far the best arcade-type shooter on the PlayStation, Einhänder is a thrill-a-minute killing spree. Don’t worry about warping young minds though, because the scenery is so fantastic you’ll think you’re in a William Gibson novel. Instead of blood and guts, Einhänder is about exploding spaceships and fluorescent laser beams.
Excerpt: Once upon a time, long before Street Fighter and Daytona hit the arcades, variety ruled the gaming scene. It was a time when not every game was either a racer or a fighter, and another genre was strong among its peers: the shooter. Most notable among them were titles such as Gradius, Raiden, and 1942. Thanks to Square, who brought us Final Fantasy VII, the shooter makes a brief return, in the form of Einhander for the Sony PlayStation.