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Fire Hawk: Thexder The Second Contact Download and Review

Jan 23, 2012




Fire Hawk: Thexder The Second Contact released in 1989 is the second instalment of highly popular (or highly frustrating) Thexder. Similarly, it was developed by Game Arts and released in US by Sierra.


Obviously, after being cursed by ten of thousands of players around the world, Game Arts decided to lower the difficulty level for the second instalment by upgrading the robot to become more powerful.


Beside the laser and the shield, the robot is equipped with guided missiles and some special weapon that we can collect during the levels. Deploying shield now consume only 5% of the energy, which immediately translate to twice the life of our robot.


Also, the improved auto-guided laser will now target the nearest target first rather than the furthest one. This is the most frustrating part of Thexder, which I am extremely happy that it has been improved.


Another major improvement is on the level design. Each level is now being divided into a few sub-levels, and if we are destroyed during the mission, we can continue from the sub-levels, and hence greatly reduce the number of times we need to go through a scene before beating a level.


The improvement that I like most is the boss in the end of each level. I always complain Thexder for the absence of powerful boss, and was really delightful to see the boss appearing in Fire Hawk. All bosses are unique in their features and weapons, which serve as a good eye candy every time we meet one.


If you have tried Thexder, then Fire Hawk is one that you should not miss. Besides the above mentioned improvements, you will be served with better graphics and most importantly, Adlib soundtracks! You can download Fire Hawk: Thexder The Second Contact by clicking the button below.





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