G-Loc (U. S. Gold) Review | Amstrad Computer User - Everygamegoing

Amstrad Computer User

By U. S. Gold
Amstrad CPC464

Published in Amstrad Computer User #86

It's a suicide job, but somebody's gotta do it!


It's a suicide job, but somebody's gotta do it!

You'd better keep a check on your surroundings, Buddy, because this time you're on your own, and I mean on your own.

Set over 38 thrill-packed levels, G-Loc R360 takes you up against an entire enemy force, with only your wings between you and certain death.

Don't worry over much to start with though, as first of all, you get the chance to take part in a comprehensive nine-stage training course, designed to test your skills to the limits and to see if you've got what it takes to go all the way.

Get through that little lot if you can, and you're still not considered worthy of going the whole hog so, next up, you're up against thirteen stages of lightning speed, reflex-testing aerial combat. Get used to the feel of the aircraft and make sure you get the most out of your after-burners to tear your way through these excellently-devised confrontations.

If you're still on the ball after all this, then you're in the big league and ready to take the battle to the big boys.

The final conflict has you taking part in no less than sixteen stages of fierce dog fights.

Use your twin rapid fire machine guns to blow away the enemy, as well as your on-board guided missile system. An excellent onboard screen display helps you keep track of the enemy DC 85 tailgaters at all times, while swift manoeuvring with your afterburners and loop the loop will bring them right into your targets.

Jam-packed with pulse-pounding excitement, the graphics look superb from what I've seen of it so far and G-Loc looks set to be an absolute winner. If it's highspeed action you're after, you've picked the right blast, as it has to be one of the best air sims around for a long time. Keep your eyes peeled for it and grab it when you can.

Jim Johnson