RELEASE DATE: 8 NOVEMBER 1991 / 1992
Overview Time Cruise II takes the pinball concept to new levels with a massive multi-screen play area, as well as a series of varied mini-games.
Time Cruise II tries very hard to out-do Naxat’s Devil Crash but unfortunately it falls just short, despite the unique features. The play area is very large, but is also lacking in the moving targets that made Naxat's offerings so much more than just pinball. Without these, the primary gameplay is a little more bland, and the size of the table counts for nothing if the design is just not as much fun. The mini-games are where this game does shine, and unlike Devil Crash, these are more fun than the main table itself. There are many different games, from a caveman golf challenge to a tilt-the-table style maze, and these are primarily what you are aiming to play for. Music is nice, but lacks the exciting passion of the tune in Devil Crash and I expected a little better from Face.
If you enjoy pinball games (which I do) then this is worth getting. It's the number 3 pinball game on the PC Engine (out of 3) and it does tend to go on for too long on occasion, but despite its flaws, it's nice to stick on now and again for the change of pace. sunteam_paul