25 March 2018 | HarryLags
Tomcat Alley is an interactive movie FMV video game developed by The Code Monkeys for Sega CD. It was the first Sega CD game to feature extensive full screen, full motion video. It was later brought in an updated form to Windows-based PCs. A 32X version was also in development, but never released.
In this interactive Full Motion Video game, you're in the backseat of a F-14 Tomcat making rapid decisions to survive in the sky.
The game has quite a bit of variety as well, not only do you get the standard dogfights, but there are also a few bombing missions to complete.The bombs need precision placement, which might discourage some from persevering. The players who tough it out will enjoy a deep satisfaction of a "Mission Accomplished."
This game is short and sweet, yet brilliant and innovative even by today's standards. If you own a Sega CD or a PC and have never experienced Tomcat Alley, then take my advice and check this game out. You do have limited control over the gameplay and there's a fair bit of trial and error but it's extremely well produced and has an addictive quality that rewards patient gamers.
Conclusion - Finally, the game is just plain fun. Blowing up planes is quite enjoyable. Even evading a MIG on your tail can be fun (as long as you don't die as a result). Overall, this game is worth checking out.
Rated this 8/10