NES Works looks back on Volguard II, Macross & Zunou Senan Galg
Robots! They’re cool, right? Oh, my dear, sweet, summer child, this episode will disabuse you of that notion. I blame dbSoft.
Volguard II manages to be somehow too simplistic yet too over-designed. Macross simplifies a portion of the most complex cartoon drama to air on American television in the 1980s down to a repetitive loop of shooting and transforming into a robot and then regretting your transformation because it drags the fun factor down to zero and immediately transforming back into a fighter. And Galg doesn’t actually involve robots, but it does involve shooting, and it somehow manages to be the most inappropriately demanding and repetitive game on offer here.
All in all, not the best robot-based games on the NES/Famicom…and not by a long shot.