Forgotten Old Games – Vice: Project Doom
Hi everyone it´s me again Danilo and today i´m going to talk about some badass stuff.
Yeah, today´s game is Vice: Project Doom a very intense action that will make you spend nights trying to beat it! Vice is the american version of GUNDEC, a japanese platform action game made by Aicom and Published by Sammy in 1991 for the Famicon System. When it came to USA, its name was changed to Vice: Project Doom. The game starts with a nice scene where a mysterious man talk about some mysterious project called “Project Doom” , then one of his thugs tell him that an experiment has escaped.
Our mysterious guy order him to destroy the experiment. Later, we´re presented to our hero, Quinn Hart, a detective that resembles a lot of John McClane from the Die Hard series. Hart is inside a red car pursuing some crazy driver in the middle of the streets!
When the game starts everyone thinks that´s some kind of car shooting game, but after the first stage the gameplay changes to a platform game. Also, in some stages the gameplay changes again to a first person shooter Virtual Cop style game.
As you can see, the gameplay is variable, but the platform gameplay is still predominant in the game .
One of the things that I love in this game is that you can choose between two main weapons: one is a sword and the another is a gun. Also, the player can throw hand grenades as a subweapon. Yeah, take that Dante, Quinn Hart used a gun and a sword ten years before you!
The graphics are very good, especially the main character sprites, which has a lot of details. The backdrops are very detailed too.
One of the most attractive aspects of the game is its story, of course, which is full of ridiculous stuff like, in one day you´re in Chinatown fighting werewolves and other day you´re in “Ricardo”!? in Brazil!? Yeah that´s one of the most funny moments in the game, my friend Rodrigo Shin always quote this scene, he also make a GIF explaining the situation…
By the end of the day Vice: Project Doom is a great action game with nice graphics, sound and one of those stories that looks like a B movie, but everyone likes!