Silent Scope - Dreamcast

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Silent Scope (Dreamcast)
Also for: PS2, GBA, Arcade
Viewed: 3D First-person Genre:
Shoot 'Em Up
Arcade origin:No
Developer: Konami Soft. Co.: Konami
Publishers: Konami (GB)
Released: 17 Nov 2000 (GB)
Ratings: 15+
Accessories: VGA Compatible, Vibration Pack, Visual Memory Card

Summary

Silent Scope for the Dreamcast is your chance to become a sniper, one of the most dangerous and exclusive professions of them all. You must have nerves of steel to keep cool under the immense pressure of the job. Hold your breath, take your time, steady yourself, wait, fire. The President and his family were travelling to a political conference, when all of a sudden they were attacked and kidnapped. The police are trying to control the situation but they need your help desperately. Take to the roofs, you must take out the terrorists before we run out of time. We will not bow to their demands.

When you consider that one of the main features of the arcade version of Silent Scope was its rifle with built in magnifying scope, the home conversions are always going to be lacking something. Konami have really pushed themselves to bring such a faithful conversion to the Dreamcast. In Silent Scope you have a sight that you move around the screen to target the terrorists. If you let go of the left trigger the sight will become a magnified view of the action. Then line up your headshot and fire. You really feel the pressure of being a sniper, the time limit, the missions, don’t let it get to you.

Konami have added loads of Dreamcast specific features to increase the re-playability factor. Extra missions, secret missions (successful head shots on the bosses), and training missions will keep you coming back for more. There are only a limited amount of continues available, so if you want to save the President it depends on your skill. Sniping from the top of a building is easy. Try shooting from a moving helicopter or boat at a moving target, then you’ll understand what a great game this is.