96: Hero Worship

"In 1985, the arcades were graced with an unusual space-based shooter called Section-Z. Colorful, boisterous, sci-fi inspired coin-ops were in high demand, and although Section-Z was, to some degree, camouflaged by the incessant white-noise of game development gone mad, it united a cult of followers who still remain disturbingly loyal. Other games would come along very soon afterward and do everything Section-Z did - and do it better - but Capcom, at least, can lean back in its chair and, with hands behind an indifferent head, say, 'We did that first.'"

Spanner looks at the long legacy of Capcom's seminal Jet Pack trilogy.

Hero Worship

 

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