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Blood Money (Amiga)

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MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.8
MobyScore
5 point score based on user ratings.

User Reviews

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Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.6
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 4.1
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.7
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 3.9
Overall MobyScore (16 votes) 3.8


The Press Says

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94
Zzap!
I wasn't too surprised to discover that Blood Money was programmed by the brilliant David Jones, the man behind that ace shoot-'em-up, Menace. The sprites are all beautifully animated - the large, Star Wars style Walkers on Planet One use 18 frames of animation! The soundtrack is also impressive, especially the amazing sampled Blood Money song when the game is first loaded. The four planets each have their own set of aliens, and gameplay is genuinely different for each world. There's always the desire to get just that bit further in the game to see new baddies, and eventually, the terrifying end-of- level guardians. The two-player game is even more fun - it's great to nick all the dosh from the aliens which your partner has just shot!
92
ST/Amiga Format
It may not be an original concept and boiled to basics it is just another shoot-em-up, but that does not stop it from being a hugely addictive game that will keep you blasting for months. The two player option offers simultaneous play which keeps two people happy at once. This game is so visually brilliant and possesses those classic addictive qualities that once you have picked up your joystick you just won’t want to put it back down again! This is arguably the best shoot-em-up on the Amiga to date.
85
Computer and Video Games (CVG)
A smidge more variety would have helped the quality of the gameplay match that of the graphics and sound more closely, but there's still no denying that Blood Money is a damned good blast. Definitely one of the best games of its type on the Amiga to date.
83
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt)
BLOOD MONEY is ein würdiger Nachfolger von Menace! Psygnosis hat ein irres Shoot 'em Up auf den Markt gebracht, das so manchen Leuten feuchte Hände machen wird. Wer sich mit derart kniffligen Games - ich denke da nur an Spielhallen-Knüller - auskennt, Geduld und Spücke mit ins Spiel einfließen läßt und strategisch vorgeht, hat eine echte Chance, sich an BLOOD MONEY längere Zeit zu erfreuen.
82
Power Play
Was macht ein Programmierer, dessen Spiel nur vier Levels hat, damit man es nicht an zwei Nachmittagen durchspielt? Ganz einfach: Er setzt den Schwierigkeitsgrad mächtig hoch an. Selbst auf dem “einfachsten“ Planeten werden dem Spieler kaum Erfolgserlebnisse gegönnt. Verliert man ein Leben, ist zudem die bis dahin mühsam zusammengekaufte Extrabewaffnung futsch. Daß ich trotzdem immer wieder zu Blood Money zurückkehre, liegt am gut ausgeklügelten Spieldesign. Die Idee mit dem Geldsammeln und Extras kaufen ist zwar nicht brandneu, wird hier aber sehr geschickt eingesetzt. Die technisch hervorragende Musik und die passable Grafik nutzen den Amiga zudem gut aus. Gute Action-Spieler, die sich gerne bei schweren Programmen festbeißen, werden nicht so schnell von Blood Money wegzubekommen sein.
82
Your Amiga
It's a competent, well programmed blaster, which, whilst not breaking the mould, will have you bashing for many an hour.
76
Commodore User
Blood Money is neat, but it builds itself up too much. It is simply not as good as it thinks it is. I just hope David Jones does not come up with anything on me, he seems to be a malevolent sort of character.
74
The One
Fans of Menace are in for a treat. Others may find the going a little tough - and maybe a little flat at times.
73
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment)
Graphics and sound are exceptionally good, as has come to be expected from Psygnosis. The backgrounds and scenery don't seem quite as nice as Menace, but then again, it's much easier to see what's going on - a definite benefit.
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Amiga User International
The typical Psygnosis packaging (including a poster of the cover artwork), plus impressive graphics and sounds make Blood Money a classy zapper. With R-Type and Forgotten Worlds as competition, it could just do with a dash more of that essential ingredient: playability.