skyhammer

Skyhammer is a shooter video game developed by Rebellion Developments and published by Songbird Productions for the Atari Jaguar on May 22, 2000. Its gameplay style is reminiscent of Psygnosis' G-Police for the PlayStation, which was released three years prior to the game.Skyhammer has a dystopian science fiction setting inspired by Blade Runner. The story takes place in the year 2022 where the player, working as a junior mercenary pilot under the umbrella of the Cytox corporation, takes control of the titular aircraft in order to fight against other corporate factions, retrieve objects, among other tasks across various megacities. Conceived in 1992 and originally announced in 1994, the game was previewed and reviewed on multiple magazines but it was left unreleased after Atari Corporation discontinued the Jaguar and merged with JT Storage in 1996, until it was licensed and published by Songbird Productions in 2000, a year after the system was declared as an open platform by Hasbro Interactive.Skyhammer received positive reception when it was reviewed in 1996 prior to cancellation, with critics praising the texture-mapped 3D graphics but was criticized for its low framerate. It was referred by publications such as Computer and Video Games and Ultimate Future Games as one of the best games for the system.

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