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"Top Gun" Coming to DS

Filed under: Nintendo DS
Posted by Jeremy on July 1, 2005 12:44 PM

The year was 1986. I was 9 years old. My NY Mets had won the World Series, William "Refrigerator" Perry and the Chicago Bears won the Super Bowl, MIR is launched, Halley's Comet makes a visit, Nitnendo debuts their first games, and a little movie called Top Gun hits summer theaters. Oh yes, that was a great summer! Fast foward almost 20 years and I play video games for a living, the Mets are still my team, Tom Cruise is crazy, and Top Gun is one of my favorite movies. Now that you have that history, you'll be interested to learn that Top Gun is coming out for the Nintendo DS. No word yet on a launch date, but the game will feature 10 single player missions, and 2-4 player head-to-head dogfights. Ah, I still remember trying to land on that stupid air craft carrier in Top Gun (NES). I can't wait for this game.

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Mastiff Announces Paramount Pictures Top Gun

2-4 Player Wireless Dogfighting in the Palm of Your Hand

Mastiff Announces Paramount Pictures Top Gun
For Nintendo DSTM

2-4 Player Wireless Dogfighting in the Palm of Your Hand

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (June 30, 2005) Video Game publisher Mastiff today announced they will publish Paramount Pictures Top Gun for Nintendo's highly successful new handheld video game system, the Nintendo DSTM. An action-packed tribute to the blockbuster movie hit of 1986, Top Gun takes advantage of the unique Nintendo DS interface for high octane mastery of the sky.

"Top Gun's intense action translates perfectly into a videogame," said Bill Swartz, Head Woof at Mastiff. "Top Gun exploits the capabilities of the Nintendo DS to duplicate that experience in a handheld environment."

A hip, heart-pounding combination of action, music and incredible aerial photography helped make Top Gun the blockbuster movie hit of 1986. Top Gun for Nintendo DS takes a look at the danger and excitement that awaits every pilot at the Navy's prestigious fighter weapons school. Top Gun players enter as rookie pilots, selected along with a handful of other pilots for elite training at the US Navy's Fighter Weapons School. To become the best fighter pilot in the world players must to go head to head with the best of enemy fighter pilots.

Top Gun puts the player in the cockpit of a heavily armed jetfighter plane. The game includes 10 single player missions such as high altitude dogfights, escort missions, and protecting airspace, over a variety of terrain with dramatic weather and visual effects. Top Gun also features head to head play for two, three or four players. High quality sound effects take advantage of the Nintendo DS's ability to deliver virtual surround-sound.

Additional features of Top Gun game include:
# Top Gun Competition Campaign includes elite training and realistic combat
# Choose pilots named for characters in the movie
# Choose different fighter planes, each with different handling characteristics
# 10 diverse missions across arctic, ocean, forest and desert zones
# Weapons include machine gun, fire-and-forget missiles, homing missiles
# Multiplayer dogfight for 2-4 players
# Stunning visual effects include explosions, water splashes, smoke, and gun/rocket
# Challenging weather effects include sun, rain, animated clouds, and snow
# Pulse-pounding music reminiscent of the movie soundtrack

About Viacom Consumer Products
Viacom Consumer Products is a part of Nickelodeon & Viacom Consumer Products (NVCP). NVCP manages the merchandise licensing, home video, music, book and interactive software businesses for Nickelodeon brands and characters as well as the properties of Comedy Central, Spike TV and MTV Networks International, as well as some non-Viacom properties. In addition, NVCP manages the merchandise, interactive, book, and wireless licensing for Paramount Pictures properties. The NVCP business represents over $4 billion in retail sales. Nickelodeon, MTV Networks, Comedy Central and Spike TV are trademarks of Viacom International Inc.

About Mastiff
Mastiff is a publisher of interactive entertainment with offices in Tokyo, San Francisco and Los Angeles. Recent titles from Mastiff include La Pucelle: Tactics, which was recently awarded an Editor's Choice Award from leading gaming website, IGN.com, and a "Must Buy" from the top PlayStation 2 publication, PSM. Other recent releases include Gungrave: Overdose, Technic Beat and Top Gun: Combat Zones. Please visit www.mastiff-games.com for more information.

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