Released August 17, 1986- Action Fighter
Action Fighter smacked into the Japanese market on this day in 86. For the Sega Master System.
The game starts is a shooter, starting off on a motorcycle, players will notice they are very vulnerable to attacks at first. However, Sega marked Vans will pull up to offer power-ups to players once they dock into them. Sounds familiar right?
By destroying other vehicles on the road, players will collect letters marked A through F. Once you collect up to letter D, you will transform into a sports car, making the game slightly faster and easier to maneuver. Collecting all the letters transforms you into a plane, which will guide you to the last of 5 stages and is required for completion. The plane changes the gameplay to feel a little more like Xevious. Additionally, there is a time limit. Basically, requires you to turn into a plane as quickly as possible.
Action Fighter is actually a decent game. Although it doesn’t sound like much and it borrows heavily from other arcade games it mimics.
If you’re looking for a fun and fast paced action game for the Sega Master System, look no further than the aptly named Action Fighter!