ESWAT: City Under Siege
, in Japan
, is a 1990 side scrolling platform video game
for the Sega Mega Drive and Genesis video game consoles
.ESWAT: City Under Siege
was based on the arcade game Cyber Police
released a year earlier in 1989. The console game maintains the main characters, plot and some of its enemies from the arcade game, but features some different levels, weapons, and bonuses.
The game is a sidescrolling platformer similar to Shinobi
. The game is set in the near future, where the player controls a blonde police officer
named who, over a series of levels, turns into the cyborg
ESWAT. At first, as a rookie member of the Cyber Police force in the city of Liberty, the player has to clean the streets of an overwhelming crime wave
and terminate the most wanted
criminals. In the first and second levels of the game, the completely human Duke Oda can only utilize a single shot weapon and is very vulnerable to attacks.
A mysterious and high-tech organization, named "E.V.E.", quickly threatens to take over the entire city and, after being promoted at the end of the second level, Duke Oda is given power armor
called the "Ice Combat Suit". With this suit the player can use new and more lethal weapons; "Super Shot", a plasma rifle, rockets, and a devastating fire attack. The player also has access to a jet pack with limited fuel that replenishes over time. The final boss
of the game, the leader of E.V.E., is revealed to be a robot... Read More