Cy-Girls is based on a line of toys created by TAKARA in Japan. The game focuses on 2 main characters, Ice, a blonde bombshell, and Aska, a ninja girl, separated on to 2 discs, but their stories are intertwined as you’ll see while playing through the game.
Ice is an American spy, and a top computer hacker, where as Aska is a ninja out to avenge the death of her father and clan. Both girls play differently; Ice uses guns and Aska uses speedy sword slicing attacks, complete with cool “finisher” moves.
One thing they both have in common is that ability to “dive” into cyberspace, whereas normal people would have to use pc created avatars to do so. In cyberspace, both girls can only attack with hand-to-hand techniques, but can pick up new abilities to use. The cyberspace levels (or Cy-D) add a bit of originality to the gameplay, as certain puzzles can only be solved by diving into cyberspace to do things like open locks and such. Unfortunately this also adds a frustrating degree of running back and forth between the real world and Cy-D, and even more frustrating when you can’t figure out what to do.
The game starts out easy enough, but than it reaches a point where you’ll find yourself lost not knowing what to do next, with some really vague clues given. The result as mentioned is A LOT of running back and forth trying to figure out what to do next or how to advance. This is one of those games that gets so ridiculously hard that you’ll have no choice but to track down a guide to get through it.
One of the few plusses is that the characters and game graphics look great, though the backgrounds look redundant at times, which lends to the “don’t know where your going” feel of some of the levels. Voice acting for the main characters is really good, but the accents of the other girls can get annoying sometimes. Not a lot to shout about the background music either.
Overall, this game is only good for a rental. But if you have to play a spy action game featuring a hot chick in the lead, I’d rather recommend Death By Degrees.

Game Ratings:
Graphics – 8
Sound – 7
Gameplay – 5
Lifespan – 4
Overall – 4


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