Terminator 2: Judgement Day
Hasta la vista, baby!
After a nuclear fire that claimed billions of human lives, Los Angeles in 2029 is a wasteland patrolled by machines. Travel back in time and protect John Connor from the relentless pursuit of T-1000. Save the resistance and salvage our future in Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Midway’s heavy-metal shooter starring Arnold Schwarzenegger.
- 2 Player
- Gun Game
Push the button to start without inserting coins and you’ll hear “No way, Jose” - one of many lines recorded for the game by Arnold Schwarzenegger along with “Hasta la vista, baby.”
Terminator 2: Judgment Day is a two player gun game, released in 1991 by Midway as a movie tie-in. At the start of the game, the camera glides behind the defences of the Human Resistance, capturing a bleak vision of Los Angeles in 2029 after the rise of the machines.
You play as a T-800 reprogrammed to fight back against the oppressive Skynet. Using one of two cabinet-mounted guns, you must destroy swarms of endoskeletons, Schwarzenegger-skinned Series 800 Terminators, orbs and Hunter Killers as you progress through the game’s seven stages. Eventually you’ll travel back in time to protect a young John Connor (the future’s only hope), break into the Cyberdyne research facility, and confront T-1000 in the final battle.
From the barren land and blue dust of the 2029 battlefield to the dogs and blazing trash cans in the human hideout, the environments and sound effects of the arcade game capture James Cameron’s bleak vision of a future hi-jacked by technology. Arnold Schwarzenegger and a supporting cast of actors from the film appear in digitized form. The most memorable of these is Robert Patrick as the shapeshifting T-1000, who appears dressed as a cop in the foreground of the steel mill as you split his liquid metal head at close range in the final stage.
How to Play
Use the gun mounted on the cabinet to terminate the machines.
Prevent the gun from overheating by collecting coolant.
Ammo and upgrades are hidden in the environment. Shoot objects like crates and shopping carts to find them.
Watch out for oncoming missiles and projectiles, and shoot them before they destroy you.
Your Terminator’s performance is analysed at the end of each stage.
A damage bonus is awarded if you can avoid being hit. Points are also given for the number of enemies destroyed.
You’ll pay the penalty for human casualties, so be careful with your aim.