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GBA Medal of Honor Infiltrator, a rare World War II game on the handheld platform, did you play it back then?

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This is the 871st original article of the Old Boy Game Box, written by @Overlord Crab

The Atari collapse that swept through the game industry in Europe and the United States in the 80s caused Western games to stagnate for decades, only to recover around the turn of the millennium. At that time, RTS, FPS, C-RPG and other games with Western aesthetics came into being, and I also entered the almost real action shootout scene of FPS games from that era.

GBA Medal of Honor Infiltrator, a rare World War II game on the handheld platform, did you play it back then?

However, the game I'm going to talk about today is not a fully 3D main visual shooter, but a spin-off of the famous FPS series "Medal of Honor" - "Medal of Honor: Infiltrator" on the GBA platform.

GBA Medal of Honor Infiltrator, a rare World War II game on the handheld platform, did you play it back then?

I think that the author went from the early "Duke of Doom" into the pit FPS type game, and then to the later World War II duo "Medal of Honor" and "Call of Duty", this kind of game that is different from the 2D Japanese comic style also attracted me as a gamer.

GBA Medal of Honor Infiltrator, a rare World War II game on the handheld platform, did you play it back then?

Even so, when I first heard that "Medal of Honor" was going to land on the GBA platform, it was really unexpected, you must know that the performance of the GBA handheld is against the 2D sixteen-bit console SFC, which has lagged behind ten years ago, how can it support this 3D FPS game signboard?

GBA Medal of Honor Infiltrator, a rare World War II game on the handheld platform, did you play it back then?

However, EA Arts, which is known as the American goose factory, saw the popular GBA at that time, so it must be to rub the car to make a lot of money! So the question is, in the case of GBA skills are so stretched, what should this game do?

GBA Medal of Honor Infiltrator, a rare World War II game on the handheld platform, did you play it back then?

So "Medal of Honor: Infiltrator" is very "smart" and does not adopt the original FPS mode, but changes to a traditional action shooter with a top-down vision, which is a bit like "Wolf of the Battlefield" and "Assault", this game mode has developed very maturely from the birth of arcades in the original 80s to the mass popularity later.

GBA Medal of Honor Infiltrator, a rare World War II game on the handheld platform, did you play it back then?

The FC home console platform also has similar excellent works such as "Cuban Warrior" and "Thunderbolt", so it is very suitable for the best solution to use such a mature mode of gameplay, and then put on the IP of "Medal of Honor".

GBA Medal of Honor Infiltrator, a rare World War II game on the handheld platform, did you play it back then?

It's just that after all, these are the old routines used by game manufacturers, and the battered gamers may not buy it, so EA even stuffed a black and white video of World War II into each level to "flex its muscles" to fool the public.

GBA Medal of Honor Infiltrator, a rare World War II game on the handheld platform, did you play it back then?

Looking at these CGs in GBA, which has no ability to broadcast, can only see a cloud of black mosaics, which is simply a disaster, but it is also a black technology in the eyes of players who have just left the Netherworld LCD screen of GameBoy.

GBA's Medal of Honor leverages well-established game mechanics, with both a single-player campaign and a multiplayer mode implemented online. After the game is cleared, the "survival mode" and the faster control of the high-level soldier "Max-GI mode" have been added, which is relatively mature in terms of game design, and can be called a work full of sincerity.

GBA Medal of Honor Infiltrator, a rare World War II game on the handheld platform, did you play it back then?

After entering the game, players will also find that the atmosphere portrayal of the battlefield during World War II is also quite outstanding, with the largest number of enemy soldiers on the same screen being five, and the battle is relatively fierce on such a small screen.

GBA Medal of Honor Infiltrator, a rare World War II game on the handheld platform, did you play it back then?

The shooting feel of various firearms in the game is also restored to a certain extent, especially the famous M1 Garand rifle, which has a unique single-shot bang bang bang and a crisp "ding" when the magazine pops out after the bullet is exhausted.

GBA Medal of Honor Infiltrator, a rare World War II game on the handheld platform, did you play it back then?

However, players who have played World War II games know that after this "ding", it will enter the death reload time, and if you don't control the rhythm well, you will hang here every minute.

There is also the fact that in real history, this gun also has the reputation of "finger severed artifact", and there have been countless American GIs in the cruel environment of the battlefield in the death reload time of killing in seconds, and the untamable M1 Garand magazine still needs to be pushed by the thumb, resulting in the situation of being caught often occurring.

GBA Medal of Honor Infiltrator, a rare World War II game on the handheld platform, did you play it back then?

The main plot of GBA's "Medal of Honor: Infiltration" still starts from the classic Normandy landing, and ends deep behind enemy lines to destroy the military base of Degou, which can be said to restore a typical modern military operation.

GBA Medal of Honor Infiltrator, a rare World War II game on the handheld platform, did you play it back then?

Since the name of this work is "Infiltration", then the element of infiltration is also a must, and the mid-to-late infiltration level design is a bit of a "Coalition Expendables" feeling - vision, patrol routes, assassinations, these elements are all gathered, and it just happens to make use of the strengths and avoid the weaknesses to show that the overstretched function of the GBA is not so embarrassing.

GBA Medal of Honor Infiltrator, a rare World War II game on the handheld platform, did you play it back then?

It also adds a fixed scroll shooting process for the main visual, as if returning to the "Mr. Crocodile" of the red and white machine FC back then, and in the later stage, you can also control the classic anti-aircraft machine gun to fight planes and drive tanks to crush the battle, which can really be said to be full of the war feeling of the next era of the game.

GBA Medal of Honor Infiltrator, a rare World War II game on the handheld platform, did you play it back then?

Having said so much, this work is not without its shortcomings. First of all, in order to create a better sense of view on the small screen size of the GBA, the in-game camera adjusts in real time to match the player's direction.

GBA Medal of Honor Infiltrator, a rare World War II game on the handheld platform, did you play it back then?

It sounds like a very kind setting, but the actual gameplay experience is too shaky, and from another angle, it even restores the "halo 3D" feeling of FPS games, which is like a hell joke! In the fierce battlefield environment, the camera is almost shaking in seconds, and there are many players who want to vomit after playing for about ten minutes.

GBA Medal of Honor Infiltrator, a rare World War II game on the handheld platform, did you play it back then?

The second is also due to the functional limitations, many scenes are severely slowed down, especially when there are many enemies and the screen is full of bullets. In the case of the Normandy landing scene at the beginning of the game, there is a feeling of running out of memory as soon as the game starts.

GBA Medal of Honor Infiltrator, a rare World War II game on the handheld platform, did you play it back then?

However, if the picture slows down, it is a natural "bullet time", but it reduces the difficulty a little.

It's worth mentioning that the year before last, a great god dismantled the game's ROM and made an "improved version",With modern technology, it completely broke free from the seal of the past.,Able to run at full speed in the simulator.,It's just that without that "pseudo-bullet time",The hellish difficulty of this game...... And then it was restored.

GBA Medal of Honor Infiltrator, a rare World War II game on the handheld platform, did you play it back then?

Today's game recommendation is here first, if you are a little tired of playing many "exquisite" 3D games in today's era, it is recommended to try the 2D plane war game born at the beginning of this century, and please leave your thoughts in the comment area!

GBA Medal of Honor Infiltrator, a rare World War II game on the handheld platform, did you play it back then?

Author: King Crab

Editor: Xiao Chen

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