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Chariots Of Wrath
By Impressions Ltd
Amiga 500

 
Published in Amiga Power #12

Chariots Of Wrath

Budget game instructions are rarely of encyclopaedic proportions, but all this one gave me to go on was a couple of paragraphs of guff about an evil baron and the rather cryptic. "Your chariot is controlled by joystick." You aren't even wished good luck unless you're French, German, Spanish or Italian. But the job had to be done, so I loaded it up and...

An execrable Operation Wolf clone was thrust onto the screen, with monsters appearing one at a time to be shot. Eventually I missed one, died, and... A Breakout game appeared in its place. Not a particularly good one, either, but I persevered and knocked away the bricks nonetheless and...

Surprise surprise, a scrolling shoot-'em-up. Even more surprisingly, it was quite good, with some splendid add-on weapons. Having blown away the end-of-level baddie...

It was back to the bricks. But not for long, for next up was... The worst level by far, a really awful scrolling platform section. Thankfully this didn't take long either, and was quickly replaced by...

The return of the shoot-'em-up bit, with some marvellous parallax scrolling sea-creatures. It went on a bit, though, and I was just wishing it would go away when...

It did, and an Asteroids clone took its place. This didn't look too bad at all, but I died almost immediately, and that was that.

I'm not sure quite what to make of Chariots Of Wrath. It's rubbish, obviously, but I'd be intrigued to know what comes next...

The Bottom Line

A weird hotchpotch of PD-quality subgames. If nothing else, it keeps you guessing.

Jonathan Davies

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