Resurrection: Rise 2 is middle nineties release from Acclaim Entertainment Incorporated. It is an arcade action style game with a cyberpunk or dark science fiction theme. It was developed by Mirage Technologies Multimedia. It is the sequel to Rise of the Robots.
Resurrection: Rise 2 is a two-dimensional beat ‘em up with a techno war theme. It borrows elements from both the Mortal Kombat and Street Fighter series in an effort to keep pace with the popular fast action of the time while still remaining somewhat individualistic.
Electro Corp has created more robots to replace civilians in the mundane jobs of the world. Human brains were implanted in some of the cyborgs, making them robot-killers. A hacker implanted a virus into the computer systems, and now the responsible supervisor has lost control of the killer robots. The result is that they have turned on one another. The user plays one of them, and bears the challenge of survival.
In Resurrection: Rise 2, there are eighteen playable robots and upwards of a half dozen others. There are numerous cyborgs, a pair of ape bots, and several ordinary utility druids that have been reconfigured and reoutfitted for battle. All of the characters are very well done. While there is some evidence of cloning amongst the large cast, it is
not simply palette swapping. Each character is individual enough. Some feature multiple arms; others are equipped with different accessories. Some are truly unique, such as the devil-faced supervisor or the samurai cyborg with the katanas and ceremonial dress. Many of these characters feature cool special moves and combinations. There are special types of sword play, a jet kick, and one character who throw fireballs. The user’s character is also able to steal another robot’s “execution,” a finishing move. It can only be used one time, however.
Similar to the characters, all of the backgrounds and scenery is very well drawn. The backdrops contain optional hazards that can hinder many characters’ fighting styles. Some include land mines, acid-spitting vents, and whirling buzz saws. All of these extras add depth and a great degree of excitement to Resurrection: Rise 2.
Overall, Resurrection is a huge improvement over the original. It features great game play and nonstop fighting action. It sticks well to a theme, which, at the time, had not been over done. It comes recommended for download by all action lovers and science fiction enthusiasts.