(Wii Virtual Console / TurboGrafx-16)

Psychosis (Wii Virtual Console / TurboGrafx-16)

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This is a side-scrolling shooter played in a world created from the mind of a twisted demon. Your soul has suddenly wandered into that evil world that exists in every person’s heart. The only way out is to blast your way past the grotesque creatures that block your path in five “causes” (stages).

You must face the dangers of this psychedelic world by making full use of three shot types and the satellite option. With power-ups, you can change your shots to a wide-coverage beam, a satellite-generated laser and more. Each shot type can be powered up to three levels. You can also block enemy fire by rotating the satellites to a desired position. How you use these features will be the key to successfully escaping this strange and surreal world.

Game Review

Review

USA USA Version

Posted by Damien McFerran

This is a side-scrolling shooter played in a world created from the mind of a twisted demon.

The PC Engine/TG-16 is a machine that is famous for its wide and diverse range of shooting titles, but Psychosis (also known as Paranoia in Japan) is one title that you might not be familiar with, despite the fact that it was deemed worthy of a Western...

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User Comments (9)

CorbsAdmin

#1

Corbs said:

It's an odd shooter, but it feels very plain and vanilla most of the time. Difficulty is pretty stiff as well. It's good but not great.

Kawaiipikachu

#2

Kawaiipikachu said:

I knew some people are driven mad by some virtual console release (Which i wonder why anyway) but a game about madness umm strange .

michinmuri

#3

michinmuri said:

Love the back story. The music on the demo video up top seems interesting if not repetitive (makes you want to go psycho.) Never the less I've always been a shooter fan since the Turbo showed me how good they were, and for only 600, I could download worse. If this is better than Monster Lair, it's money well spent. I still have to get soldier blade and R-Type though. Blazing Lasers and the Thunder titles were downloaded the day of release for me. Shmups FTW!

Rossi

#4

Rossi said:

Nice little soundtrack going there :) I totally dissagree with minchimuri with the music quote..

Steviis_Father

#5

Steviis_Father said:

Seems a lot like R-Type (which is on VC already) with the way it scrolls and moves, with a mild touch of Final Mission (not on VC yet) with those acolyte pods around you...

but why not just get R-Type? :)

Roo

#6

Roo said:

Got a bit excited there. I thought this might be a game based on the former WCW Cruiserweight guy, but alas, its another shooter on a overpopulated system, one that is hardly going to instigate a roaring trade in hardware sales. Hmm.

Eltigro

#7

Eltigro said:

I have this Turbochip for my TG-16. Got it as a used game from a rental place that was selling all it's TurboGrafx rental games a long time ago. It is challenging and colorful with a unique back story (rare for a Shmup). I like that there are a few secrets hidden here and there. In the first level, if you shoot the two black ant looking things that are attacking a pink caterpillar looking thing, then butterflies will fly around you when you get to the boss of the first level. Later, there is a rat by an arrow. He is making the arrow go up and down. If you shoot the rat, the arrow will point to the path you should choose in the next little section (the path that the arrow does not point to has little things in it that blocks the path some and makes it more difficult to navigate). If you don't shoot the rat, you just have to guess.

I've beaten it maybe two or three times. Each time, I had to do it on one life. Die anywhere in the later levels, and the fact that you come back with nothing but your basic peashooter makes it too difficult to continue.

And again, I started/created this game's page on Wikipedia.

Steviis_Father

#8

Steviis_Father said:

^ Nifty piece of trivia, Eltigro! And what makes it even more priceless is that you did it on an original turbopad and turbo grafx. As most people will agree, nothing comes close to having the real thing...even if Nintendo's VC delivers a pretty convenient and functional package. :)

(Hey Eltigro, I like your userpic by the way...Johnny Turbo put me in high gear!!)

CorbsAdmin

#9

Corbs said:

It's a decent shooter, but way down on my list of my favorites. It just doesn't have much variety and the intensity level is a bit lacking for a shooter. Decent, but nothing special.

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