"Agent of Love and Justice! Pretty sailor Soldier... Sailor Moon! In the name of the moon... I will punish yoouuu!" Most people would react with "UURGH" when they hear this, or the Sailor Moon game. That's why most people (especially guys) will have some doubts about a Sailor Moon Beat' Em' Up. This doubt will be thoroughly removed once they start the game, though.
In Sailor Moon Plus, you start by choosing one of the different modes: SNES mode, Genesis mode or ??? mode. The SNES mode's a remake of the old SNES Beat' Em' Up, the Genesis mode is an edit of that, with the Genesis music. The ??? mode is a mix of them, with some nice extras.
After choosing your mode, you'll get to choose from one of the Sailor Moon girls to play as. Each girl has her own strengths and weaknesses. For example, Sailor Venus is the only one with a long-range attack, but it takes a bit slower to perform, so for short-range, it's not as good. Sailor Mars has a very strong low, short-range attack. Sailor Moon herself is really fast, but lacks in power and could use some more defense. Which girl you choose entirely depends upon how you play more than simply upon which one's your favorite.
When the action starts, you're downtown, where a horde of demons is running amok. This is definitely a job for... THE PRETTY SAILOR SOLDIERS! That happens to be you. As you go along and pass through the levels, you will encounter all four Shitennou (the heavenly kings). Although they might be called heavenly, they're the right-hands of the evil and vile queen Beryl, who's your ultimate target.
The game advances through the story by using cutscenes with voice acting. The voice acting isn't of a high level, but it can pass. The cutscenes themselves are rather static, but pretty cool nonetheless. They'll get you to want to finish each level to see if you get one.
With a wide variety of characters to play, a strong setting and environment, a story that appeals to girls, characters that appeal to guys and a gameplay that allows even the most game illiterate to pick it up and play, this game is nothing short of being a winner.
Review by: Raf