Silent Scope: Dark Silhouette
is an arcade light gun shooting game that is the sequel to the popular arcade game Silent Scope
. It is quite similar the original Silent Scope
game with a few modifications.
- Silent Scope: Dark Silhouette supports a two-player mode, where the player can play as either Jackal or Falcon, each with a different viewpoint and sniping angle in each level.
- Silent Scope: Dark Silhouette is longer than the original, but does not provide the player any choices on how to go though the game.
- Silent Scope: Dark Silhouette takes place in Europe.
However, Silent Scope: Dark Silhouette is similar in many ways to its predecessor, particularly in health, time, scoring, and boss system.
The player first battles a few enemies along a London bridge, most of them found on distant buildings, in boats, or on the bridge itself. Afterwards, the player meets his counterpart, either Jackal or Falcon, depending on which character the player didn't pick. He is then sent to a research facility in the Continent, and kills several snow based enemies. The player then battles the first boss, Tanya, who uses a burner to scorch the player. Afterwards, the player is sent outside the snow base, battles more enemies, then battles another boss, Fox.
After completing the snow missions, the player is sent to recover a stolen plane, and afterwards, faces another boss, Cobra, who has seemed to have survived the previous encounter in Silent Scope and claims to be immortal. The player is then sent to ruins- like location with a river near it. The boss, The Collector, is more challenging than the previous ones, as he has full body armor and has a tank as well as several fire arms as weapons.
The player then goes to an operahouse and battles another boss, the Star. Finally, the Player is sent to the enemy's base and battles a pair of ninja- like bosses, Sho and Kane, before facing the big boss with only one bullet left.
References of other Konami games
In the second half of the second stage, right before your character enters the enemy base, a line of dialogue references Metal Gear Solid
Jackal: "Now we are playing Metal Gear for real!"