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Price: $59.90
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Item Number: DC-300J
NCS Product Synopsis
The game is region-free and will boot on USA, JPN, and EUR Dreamcast consoles. Please note however that since the game is "homebrew" and uses a security exploit to boot on a DC console, it is CD-Rom based and will not play on Dreamcast consoles that have the MIL-CD function disabled by Sega. These consoles were released towards the autumn of 2000 and were designed to combat piracy which had, at that time, overtaken the console and quite possibly quickened the demise of the DC.

If your Dreamcast was manufactured on or after October 2000, there's a good likelihood that it is a "MIL CD not usable" console. If that's the case, Last Hope will not boot on your Dreamcast.

From the publisher
The evil empire is rushing at light-speed across the galaxies, heading towards Mother Earth. Barely 24 hours ago, they penetrated the last defense line of our galaxy, the Arsion Laser Belt. Millions of innocent people perished in outer space colonies. 70% of our fleet was destroyed during first contact. Our intelligence has now extrapolated their arrival within six days. Conventional weapons cannot stop them. Our last hope is in your hands: The Z-42 Warpstar. Warp into their territories and destroy their leader before they reach Earth.

Last Hope is a shooting game with rotating satellite system and heavy influence by tactical game play. Memorizing level architecture and enemy patterns are necessary for further approaching. The satellite and the beam are the most important components of the game mechanics. You have to learn to deal with both techniques in interaction with the other. It is possible to rotate the protection unit in 360° around the playership and to engage it in 8 gradations. Just press "X" to shoot, "R-Trigger" to rotate clockwise and "L-Trigger" to rotate anticlockwise. The protection unit mainly serves the defense of enemy plasma projectiles and to fire a stronger plasma shot. There are four difficulty settings: very easy, easy, normal and hard. Less experienced players can enjoy the game on very easy and easy, while experienced players will enjoy the game on normal or challenging it on hard. There are a total of 6 stages. These vary from a sandily space laboratory, a channel fulfilled with muddy water, a idyllic landscape with floating continents, a soul melting enemy factory on fire to an eerily and muggy alien stage.

Last Hope is comparable to classics like R-Type and Gradius. Yet it has it's own visual impressive graphic style and fresh game play. It also features a superb 16-bit digital audio soundtrack, which suits perfectly the games atmosphere.

Exclusive features only available in the Dreamcast™ compatible version:

* 16-bit CD soundtrack
* VMU support (saving + visuals)
* DC joypad + arcade stick support (R- and L-trigger support)
* Use of DC's sound chips (64 channels/stereo)
* High-res title screen

Exclusive Dreamcast™ Game Modes:

* Adjusted difficulty (Reduction of shoot frequency and flight velocity of enemy bullets / no ranking)
* Explosions / particle effects reduced for more clarity on screen
* Better hitting response for hit enemies
* Improved visualization of boss hit zones

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