Under Fire, Taito, 1994

Violent police shooter

Under Fire has always remained faithful to its coin-op version: there has never been a console version released for this game.


Under Fire UK flyer - Under Fire is a 1993 shooting game released by Taito Corporation and it is known for using a light gun and it's digitized graphics. Picture source: arcadeflyers.com

Under Fire, released in 1994 by Taito, is an extremely violent and over-the-top police shooter. The game has some interesting features, like a man in an elephant suit with a rocket launcher built into his head, and a shoot out on a roller coaster. However, all this police violence just two years after the riots in LA was a bit too much for distributors to cope with - the game was never a huge success.

A nice detail: the gun vibrates when you fire it!