A playthrough of Irem’s 1995 shoot ’em up for the Sony PlayStation, In The Hunt.
Played through on the normal difficulty setting showing the best ending.
Is it just me, or does this seem like it was intended as some sort of undeclared follow-up to the NES submarine shoot-em-up, Sqoon?
Anyways, great port of a good arcade shooter. It’s really quite impressive (especially for how early of a PS1 game this was) that it handles the sheer number of sprites on-screen at once without any apparent slowdown! It really is an awesome looking 2D title, so long as you don’t mind the slow pace and a fairly light challenge. It wasn’t designed with the same level of sadism of R-Type, so don’t be too concerned. It’s surprisingly easy for a 2D arcade shooter.
And if anyone thinks that it looks like Metal Slug, there’s a good reason for that – the Irem development team that did this game moved on to form Nazca, the company responsible for the Metal Slug series on the Neo Geo. (On a related note, they also did Irem Skins Challenge on the SNES, which explains why that game is so similar to the Neo Geo Neo Turf Masters game).
No cheats were used during the recording of this video.
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