n64gm157 - Developed and Published by Acclaim Entertainment Studios, Inc., London, "Armorines: Project S.W.A.R.M." was released for the Nintendo 64 (N64) Entertainment System in 1999. This game is a 3D 1st-Person Perspective Sci-fi action shooter. The game scenario is similar to the movie Starship Troopers in that you are in the not distant future where a swarm of Alien bugs have invaded earth with the firm intent of destroying the human race so that they may colonize the planet. Don't be deceived, the storyline is quite engrossing as you play as an Armorine, which is a soldier in a nuclear-powered armored suit equipped with a varied collection of powerful super weapons. You have two Armorines to select from, each with their own unique selection of weapons. You have 120 hours to battle against the hoard of bugs of all sizes and save the earth from total annihilation. The game is intense with each smart bugs exhibiting artificial intelligence (AI) that allow them to mount cunning group attacks. The game play is quite good, with a ton of inventive weapons. And there is a point system that pays you with awards and promotions based on meeting mission objectives and performance. It also uses the Turok 2 engine and so there is a challenging enemy AI. As for the graphics, it is amazing with great enemies and outstanding, realistic animations. With the expansion pak installed you will play the game in top notch high resolution 3D graphics, and exterminate these nasty bugs within beautiful locations like sand storms, volcanoes, snow capped mountains and deep in space and a lot of well-designed monsters. You can play Armorines: Project S.W.A.R.M. in 3 different resolutions. Lo resolution (which is the default if you don't have the expansion pak), Hi Resolution, and Hi Resolution Letterbox (Cinema screen, like the movies). The sound effects are your average for this bug laden environment, and the soundtrack typical. I didn't much care for the short rhythmic looping, but other than that it was Ok. There are 18 world-wide missions that feature 30 different extraterrestrial enemy combatants and 5 playing modes. Armorines: Project S.W.A.R.M. features a multi-player mode where two players can tackle the dirty job together. It also allows up to four players to compete in death matches. This is a really good game that can be had cheaply for about $9.00, so well worth the pickup. Pre-owned - Includes Game Only, no manual or instructions are included. Rarity Rating "D" - Armorines: Project S.W.A.R.M. game review by Prince NES Gamer.
- UPC: 021481641889
- Platform: Nintendo 64 Entertainment System (N64)
- Region: NTSC
- Compatibility: Controller, Rumble and Expansion Pak
- ESRB Rating: "T" for Teen
- Genre: Action / Sci-Fi / Shooter
- Condition: Pre-owned excellent condition
This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 15 January, 2015.