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Red Heat
By The Hit Squad
Amstrad CPC464/664/6128

Published in Amstrad Computer User #85

Red Heat

Here's another film licence, featuring the big guy Arnie himself, that'll have your trigger finger well and truly worn out by the end of the game.

Featuring some extremely neat graphics, your job as Captain Ivan Danko, is to track down the infamous Russian drugs dealer Viktor Rostavili. Set over four actionpacked levels, your first job is to take part in some particularly rough hand-to-hand combat in the Russian sauna. There's a whole bunch of hoodlums in there after your blood, so you'll need to be quick to make it out alive.

Be sure to look out for bonus items at all times as you move on to the streets of Chicago in your quest to stop the drugs baron, and master the controls quickly to duck flying objects.

As you battle it out with Rostavili's henchmen, keep your eyes peeled for extra ammo cases. Run out and you're in big trouble so use your gun sparingly and save your ammo for the big guys.

Reaching the bonus round, you'll need to have lightning quick reflexes to hit the high scores but, if you do, there's plenty of energy and ammo to be collected.

Remember, the game isn't over until Rostavili is taken out, so pick your route carefully to make sure you get to the final confrontation at the end.

As well as beefed up weapon power, you'll need to keep your wits about you at all times. Be careful, not everything, or everybody, is what it or they seem.

Furious action is the name of the game and, as film licences go, this one ain't bad at all.

Jim Johnson

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