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Banshee (Amiga)

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A vertically-scrolling shoot 'em up from the old school, with similarities to games like 1942 and SWIV. There are lots of big, brash enemy vehicles to take on, plus individual soldiers (these often lie in a pool of blood afterwards, a gruesome sight making full use of AGA graphics) and civilians. Many of the enemies have good hiding places and can emerge surprisingly, Commando-style.

There are four large levels, which also scroll a small amount horizontally, the idea being that you can evade some opposition. There's a special loop-the-loop type feature available, which can double as an attack or an evasive move.


Banshee Amiga Intro sequence - Sven Svardensvart, the good guy
Banshee Amiga Menu
Banshee Amiga Flying over the Atlantikan Ocean
Banshee Amiga Title screen

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The Press Says

CU Amiga Jul, 1994 91 out of 100 91
Amiga Format Aug, 1994 90 out of 100 90
Amiga Power Jul, 1994 89 out of 100 89
Amiga Computing Aug, 1994 89 out of 100 89
Amiga Action Aug, 1994 86 out of 100 86
Amiga Games Aug, 1994 83 out of 100 83
Amiga Joker Aug, 1994 83 out of 100 83
High Score Sep, 1994 4 out of 5 80
Power Play Aug, 1994 79 out of 100 79


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  • Amiga Joker
    • Issue 02/1995 – #2 Best Action Game in 1994 (Readers' Vote)

Martin Smith (63132) added Banshee (Amiga) on Jul 06, 2004
Other platforms contributed by Kabushi (128188)