Sinclair User


Predator 2

Author: Garth Sumpter
Publisher: Image Works
Machine: Spectrum 48K/128K

 
Published in Sinclair User #111

Predator 2

The city of Los Angeles is being held in the grip of vicious gang war. Yet this is no normal crime-wave. Where once the police hunted the perpetrator of crime the perpetrator now hunts them. It's up to you to regress the balance. And in the immortal words of Sgt. Esterhouse from the Hill "You gotta do it to them before they do it to you".

The city of Los Angeles is being held in the grip of a vicious gang war. Yet this is no normal crime-wave. Where once the police hunted the perpetrator of crime the perpetrator now hunts them. It's up to you to regress the balance. And in the immortal words of Sgt. Esterhouse from the Hill "You gotta do it to them before they do it to you".Just in case there's anyone out there who hasn't the faintest idea about what the Predator is or does I'll tell ya. He's an alien of amazingly ugly proportions and incredible strength (he managed to give Arnie a good going over before cashing in his chips in the previous film) who has come to Earth to hunt us homo saps for sport. A kind of Princess Anne from outer space (only much more dangerous).

The Predator II licence must hove been hotly contested. I would have given a month's pocket money to have seen the behind the scenes bickering over this one. Let's face it, you could put out an empty cardboard box and it would go straight into the top 10 charts as soon as it hit the shops. But what about the game itself?

Predator 2

Anyone whose seen Operation Wolf has seen this game already. Replace the snipers and assassins with cops, gangsters and all round bad guys, and if you can differentiate between them and the civilians, the essence of Predator 2 is in the palms of your hands. There are numerous bullet cups, rocket grenades. Machine guns etc, etc, to collect along the way as well as body armor. The Predator appears at random as a hazy, illusive figure occasionally picking off druggies himself. You can not fight him at first and have to wait until later levels before he comes out of the closet.

All in all quite an enjoyable game and if you haven't got one of the 1st person perspective shot 'em ups in your collection buy it. It's the best of this year's bunch.

Label: Mirrorsoft Memory: 48K/128K Price: £10.99 Tape, £14.99 Disk Reviewer: Garth Sumpter

Overall Summary

Hey! No-one appreciates flesh eating aliens more than me. I just love the idea and got into the game after a little time.

Garth Sumpter

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