Top Gun The Second Mission Nintendo NES Game Cartridge
Top Gun: The Second Mission was released for the NES in 1990. It was developed and published by Konami. When compared to the first game, the second will have improved graphics, some music in game that the first title lacked, and a carrier landing sequence that is easier than the sequence from the first Top Gun video game.
Like the first game, the player will take control of Maverick flying the F-14 Tomcat, this time for another operation, being composed of three separate missions. Even though it is no directly said, it is strongly implied that the Soviet Union is the game’s enemy. The bosses the player will fight every now and then will be Soviet prototypes that are highly advanced. The game’s first mission is destroying the Blackjack, which is a Tupolev Tu-160. The game’s second mission, being an obstacle type course going through a forest with the player avoiding trees, is destroying the hind Helicopter, which is an advanced Mil Mi-24. The game’s third mission, having two obstacle type courses avoiding laser beams and lightning bolts, is destroying the enemy’s space shuttle.
Other than the game’s mission mode, a player is able to choose a head to head dog fight mode against another player or seven aces. The enemy aces will have names that are stereotypically Russian like Stalin, Bombzinsky, and Gorky. This implied even further that they in fact were pilots from the Soviet’s Air Force.
The player’s primary weapon on their F-14 will be the auto-cannon that has an unlimited amount of ammunition. The player will have three missile types which will be named after the real life counterparts. They are the AIM-54 Phoenix missile, the AIM-7 Sparrow missile, and the AIM-9 Sidewinder missile. The first game had the player carry fictional models of missiles while in this game, the better missiles, like the AIM-54, will have a bigger lock on area that is more effective. The AA missiles in reality are distinguished by their guidance method differences and their maximum range of effectiveness. Also, the missiles in the game are able to be locked onto the ground targets and destroy them, while in real life the models of missiles used are meant for air only with no capability of ground attacks.
Region: NTSC (North America)