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Video Game: In the Hunt

In the Hunt (Japanese: Kaitei Daisensou, "Big Sea Battle") is a 1993 Horizontal Scrolling Shooter arcade game by Irem. It was later ported to the Sega Saturn, the PlayStation and Windows 95 for the PC.

In the Hunt is particularly unique as the player takes the role of a submarine in underwater environments. There are a total of six levels in the game. Power-ups can be obtained by shooting down supply helicopters and submarines. Unlike most shooters, the screen did not automatically scroll- the player had to move in a certain direction to scroll the screen.

The game's development team would go on to later create Gunforce 2 for Irem. After leaving Irem, they formed their own company Nazca Corporation. With their new company the team created Metal Slug on the Neo Geo. The similarities in both games are clearly seen in the artistic style used.

And for some reason, there is a comic for this game. Yes, really.

Story:

An organization known as the D.A.S. (Destroy And Satsujin--"Satsujin" meaning "Massacre") used magnetic doomsday machines on the polar ice caps, causing them to melt. The entire world was quickly flooded, but a few societies survived to build over the highest land masses they could find and continue living. In this post apocalyptic scenario, the D.A.S., who were prepared for this catastrophe, reigns supreme over the survivors with martial law and military weapons of extraordinary power. After learning of D.A.S.'s efforts to create an even more powerful superweapon, "Yugusukyuure", the remaining survivors who are terrorized by D.A.S. secretly organize a rebellion force using a newly developed submarine known as the Granvia. The Granvia's mission is to dive into D.A.S. enforced waters, territories and eventually the D.A.S. headquarters itself to destroy every single D.A.S. weapon in sight.


This game provides examples of:

I have a sinking feeling about this...


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