Takumi Corporation is a famous producer for many successful vertical scrolling games in the 90s of the 20th century. In which, Mars Matrix: Hyper Solid Shooting has received the most positive feedback from gaming community. It has been was available since 2000.
In the game, the earth became barren when people overexploited. Millions people died because of starvation and food shortage. Besides, there are many civil wars around the world. From there, the history of mankind was about to an end. After a long time, humans could not overcome this situation, and an army was sent to Mars to search for new resources. However, the commander wanted to occupy Mars and created new civilizations. Mars sent a declaration of independence to Earth in 2039, and they will resist any invasion from the Earth. The ACID plan was created with the participation of advanced space ships, Mosquito. This campaign will destroy all rebels and any life of Mars when they want to fight the Earth.
In Mars Matrix: Hyper Solid Shooting, players will control a spaceship to participate in the ACID campaign. They have to avoid bullets from the opponent and destroy them with the strong firepower of Mosquito. However, Mosquito possesses special skills, and players have to use the corresponding button on the control panel to create special skills. When you press the A button, the ship will fire normal bullets, and the damage will increase up to 8 times depending on the number of their EXP. Piercing Cannon is a special weapon that will activate when the player holds the A button for 1 second. The Piercing Cannon attack has AOE ability and deals more damage than normal. GHB is the energy that accumulates in a short time. When holding A button for about half a second, the shield will be activated. When it dissipates and drains the energy of the GHB, it destroys all enemies in a short distance. Combining and using the skills of Mosquito appropriately, players will destroy all enemies and ensure safety.
The graphics of Mars Matrix: Hyper Solid Shooting is not highly appreciated. The 2D graphics system is a traditional style with simple colors. It does not create many unique things to attract players. However, the game’s highlight is the unique gameplay. The simple graphics system will help players easily focus on the battle.