|Virtua Cop is a first-person shooting game converted from an arcade game
in which you play a member
of the white-clad Virtua City Police Department. You've received a
hot tip about a bunch of arms dealers and are sent in to arrest them.
The game wouldn't be any fun if these guys went quietly, so any time
you encounter one of the mirror-shaded thugs, they're either leaping
out to surprise you with a bullet or trying to snipe you from a high
rooftop. You have no control over your cop's movement, and instead
are moved along through each 3-D environment while attack situations
are set up for you. At this point, winning the game is all a matter
of reflexes and timing. On the screen, the enemy who is closest to
being able to fire at you is surrounded by a timed targeting reticle.
The game becomes intensely cinematic when you shoot these guys. Enemies
who are up on rooftops make dramatic, several-story plummets and if
your cross hairs are fixed on the enemy, you can hit him with two,
three, four bullets (an easier task when you've pick up the automatic
or machine gun), spinning him around in an incredible pirouette of
death before he finally spills. A fun and quick game for those looking
for aiming practice in a story environment.