Excerpt: Dead Moon for the TurboGrafx-16 is a horizontally scrolling space shoot-'em-up not unlike Gradius or R-Type. Throughout each of the game's six levels, you make use of a variety of lasers, bombs, or shields to guide your ship through multiple waves of alien ships and eventually destroy the boss waiting at the end of the level. The graphics and audio are some of the best you'll see out of the TurboGrafx-16.
Pros: Backgrounds are detailed and have multiple scrolling layers, soundtrack defies the supposed limits of the TurboGrafx-16's audio capabilities, Weapons are plentiful and easy to upgrade
Cons: Levels all feel the same, environmental hazards are rare and insignificant, boss battles are uninspired, only one mode with six short levels, lacks support for a second player