Time Gal

Year: 1993
Platform: Sega CD
Publisher: Renovation Products
Genre: Interactive movie
Rating: **

Here's an FMV title a la "Dragon's Lair" where you watch a cartoon and make time critical decisions at various points. In the game, you guide Time Gal (aka Reika) through a dozen or so different historical adventures, chasing a time travelling criminal and trying to stay alive. While Taito claims that the character design was based on Lum from "Urusei Yatsura," she has much more in common with Yuri from "The Dirty Pair." Apart from the shoulder pads, she wears a standard WWWA uniform, and the only real difference is that Reika has green hair (although I've also seen Yuri with green hair before). Like many games in the genre, it's more interesting to watch than to play.