Yes it's true, it's all true. The graphics: primitive, even for the nineties (think Virtual Fighter.) The gameplay: pedestrian. Hold trigger, point at anything that moves (nevermind how much of the city you destroy in the process.) Story: you're a cop in an extremely maneuverable vehicle who shoots cyborg terrorists with extreme prejudice, no thought for city budgets and an endless supply of bullets.
Looking back on it, even having sunk a load of tokens into it at the arcade way back when, it was pretty simple. But really, that's okay. It is what it is: a rail shooter that lets you blow the living daylights out of everything in sight with no consequence.
Yes it's simple in just about every way imaginable, but have a couple friends around and you've got a couple hours of fun ahead of you. Try shooting the civilians in LA Machineguns for an extra challenge.
Bottom line: if you played it in the arcade or have a thing for nineties games: check it out, keep a light heart and have some fun. If that doesn't sound like your cup of tea, give this one a pass.
I can't believe I rented this nonsense. I didn't play either one of these games in the mid 90s so why now. Why play an outdated railshooter from the mid 90s......I have no idea. Why re-release a railshooter from the mid 90s....who knows.