Title: Time Crisis
Release Date: 1996
Class: Wide Release
Maximum number of players: 1
Number of simultaneous players: 1
- Joystick: Gun controls
- Total Buttons: 2
Overview:A superb, on-the-rails lightgun game in which the player takes on the role of a lone mercenary who must rescue the President's daughter, Rachel, from the clutches of the evil 'Sherudo' and his terrorist gang. The game takes the player into and around Sherudo's clifftop, castle hideout.
Facts & Trivia:Even if Titlescreen says 1995, Time Crisis was released in March 1996.
Time Crisis introduced a new and innovative feature to the lightgun game in the form of a foot pedal, situated at the bottom of the cabinet. The player's on-screen counterpart will automatically hide behind whatever cover is available and the player must step on and hold down the foot pedal to break cover and shoot the enemies. Also, ducking behind cover (releasing the pedal) is the only way for the player to reload. This superb feature brought a new level of interaction to a genre that is, by necessity, very linear.
Game Ports:Sony PlayStation (1997)
Sony PlayStation 2 (2002, "Gunvari Collection + Time Crisis")
Mobile Phones (2006, "Time Crisis Mobile")
Tips & Tricks / More info:* Free Lives : hit the enemy 10 times in a row. When targets begin to get hit, a 'Life Icon' starts to become visible to the right of the time display. Continue to hit enemies, the Icon becomes clearer and clearer. You will receive one life for every 40 direct hits.