Blackhole Assault


"Your skills are desperately needed to fight the Akirov warbots that are invading Earth's Solar System!  Don't let Earth down!"

Game Information
Developer Micronet Co. Ltd
Publisher Sega Enterprises
Copyright Date 1993
Players 1 - 2
Age Rating(s) None given
Save Type None
Cart Version No

Part Numbers
Game 4405
Front Cover 670-3031-50
Back Cover 670-3033-50
Manual 672-1179-50
Spine Card 670-3032-50
CD 1 670-3030-50
Bar Code 4 974365 644055


The spine card image for Blackhole Assault was kindly supplied by Matthew Maddox
One-on-one fighting with mechanoids - good idea, terrible execution.  Sluggish action combined with limited (punch, kick, throw) and unresponsive controls makes the game almost unplayable.  The sprites themselves are well animated but the backdrops are bland and uninspired - given that these are far off planets and asteroids the artists could really have let themselves go.  Storyline, tournament, exhibition and 2-player modes add some variety, but the underlying game is so bad it can't hold player interest for very long.

Blackhole Assault only carries its bar code on the spine card, not on the rear inlay.  This must have caused chaos in the stores that put out "dead" stock - serves them right for throwing all the spine cards away.