Computer & Video Games #110 (1st January 1991) (Spectrum 16K, Magazine)
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A great game that is very satisfying to play - make no delay, go for it!
A totally brilliant sequel, and a magnificent game in its own right.
Once you've got the hang of the controls and can anticipate how the Celica responds to the arduous rally course it ranks as one of the best driving sims available.
A quality Spectrum game in one 48K load...!
Vicious, gory, loud... And the best coin-op conversion in ages.
I recommend this game very strongly to all shoot-'em-up fans - you'll have a blast!
I'm all for synthesized digital destruction on a grand scale and Defender 2 more than fits the bill.
With gorgeous graphics, super sound, and perfect playability, this is a Must-Have game for Megadrive owners.
Special mention must also go to the amazing end-of-level animations sequences - they're just totally gob-smacking, especially the film-quality Batwing sequence!
Even if you're not the world's most manic Turtles fan, you may well find yourself pleasantly surprised by this excellent licence, which deserves to sell like hot cakes.
Dull, boring and naff.
Slow, boring, repetitive... and not the fast action-packed game you'd expect.
A fairly decent collection of wintry sports games.
A horizontally-scrolling shooter, with bags of power-up weapons, a drone which can be attached to both the front and rear of the ship, and loads of horrible aliens to blast, all in glorious technicolour!
Bleeurgh...! MiG-29 Soviet Fighter is an absolute travesty of a game, completely devoid of any redeeming characteristics whatsoever.
A dashed good game... The Amstrad original was little short of excellent, and Target Renegade carries on the tradition in fine form, with large, colourful sprites and addictive fumpin' fun... You can't do better than this.
Pretty yawnsome all round... Just your basic everyday hack 'n slash, with a smidgen of puzzle solving thrown in.
An interesting sports game... Check it out.
One of the greatest ST road racers available, and outstanding in two player mode.
A good quality Super Sprint-style racer.
Not a total travesty, but Badlands is a bit too slow and, in a racing game, speed is all-important.
A single load and it's just as good as the 16-bit game! Seek and purchase.... now!
Featuring brilliant visuals, decent sound and extremely addictive gameplay, Rick Dangerous 2 is something of an essential purchase.
Quite a colourful game, but the action is slow and unrewarding.
It's another tremendously stylish package from Psygnosis, but as far as gameplay goes, Awesome is a little disappointing.
As much of a classic as the original Ballblazer.
Watching Prince Of Persia is like witnessing poetry in motion - playing it is better still!
Just a platform game with added frilly bits... To be frank, it's something that you should give severe consideration to before purchase.
Hugely enjoyable... It's one of the best two-player games around. My only hesitation is over its lastability; it's not hard to complete, and after that, interest in the game will wane dramatically.
One of the best arcade conversions available for the Sega, with bright, colourful graphics, great scrolling and plenty of nice, humorous touches thrown in.
So not much originality, but a fair few blasting thrills, so anyone with a love of laser would do well to check out Z-Out.
If an accurate driving sim appeals to you, you may like this; otherwise it's too mediocre to be worth buying.
A decent enough game, but I'd recommended it to less accomplished gamers, because veterans will have seen all there is to see long before they've had their £30's worth.
There's loads to keep you occupied in Light Speed, with a huge amount of strategy fun to keep you busy, but it lacks the instant attraction and playability of the classic Elite.
If you're a fan of the genre, or just want a brilliant game for your Master System, you could do no wrong with this.
A good game, but certainly not for novices.
If you're a hardcore shoot-'em-up junkie in need of a challenge, then Rabid Lepus is great. Just don't expect anything mindbendingly original, that's all.
The four sub-games are a very satisfying mixture of strategy, puzzle and action gameplay, and the way they're been worked into the overall investigation has been cunningly devised.
If you're into synthesized violence on a grand scale, take a look at Line Of Fire - it's the best game of its type by far.
As you'd expect from a game like this, the playability shines through, and makes Columns one hell of an addictive little number.
A good game... lots of fun to play... If blasting things to blazes is your bag, take a peek.