Saboteur (Encore) Review | Crash - Everygamegoing


By Encore
Spectrum 48K/128K/+2

Published in Crash #56


Originally released by Durell and reviewed in Issue 24, Saboteur followed in the footsteps of the company's previous hit Critical Mass (90%, Issue 23). Your job, as a mercenary highly trained in the martial arts, is to infiltrate the enemy's central security budding, which is cunningly disguised as a warehouse.

Guard dogs, as well as enemy soldiers and anti-personnel weapons stand In the way of your ultimate goal - to blow up the central computer, steal a vital computer disk, and (hopefully) escape. Guard dogs and anti-personnel weapons can be dodged but guards themselves must be despatched with a judicious punch or an accurately aimed weapon. It's not as easy as it sounds - the enemy is armed with knives and guns, and gives as good as it gets.

Saboteur first appeared over two and a half years ago and, though it looks slightly dated in comparison with some martial arts games that have been released since. it's still very playable. You can't help feeling a touch of the old angst as your character races against the clock to complete his mission and collect his hard-earned pay. Overall, it's a pleasant beat-'em-up-cum-strategy game that isn't quite as good as some of the more recent 'bash all that moves' offerings, but still worth a look.

Mark CaswellKati Hamza

Other Spectrum 48K/128K/+2 Game Reviews By Mark Caswell

  • The General Front Cover
    The General
  • Super Sim Pack Front Cover
    Super Sim Pack
  • Stunt Bike Simulator Front Cover
    Stunt Bike Simulator
  • The Cycles Front Cover
    The Cycles
  • Hot Rod Front Cover
    Hot Rod
  • Mr. Heli Front Cover
    Mr. Heli
  • Barbarian II: The Dungeon Of Drax Front Cover
    Barbarian II: The Dungeon Of Drax
  • Klax Front Cover
  • Incredible Shrinking Sphere Front Cover
    Incredible Shrinking Sphere
  • Delta Charge! Front Cover
    Delta Charge!