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Gremlins 2: The New Batch (Amiga)

Gremlins 2: The New Batch Amiga Title screen

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MobyRank
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4.2
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Category Description MobyScore
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.0
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 4.3
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 4.3
Overall MobyScore (3 votes) 4.2


The Press Says

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82
Computer and Video Games (CVG)
Both graphics and sound fit the bill nicely, with well-animated characters and loads of sampled sound, but the gameplay suffers from being over-difficult in parts, making things some what frustrating. There are some very nice touches, such as Gizmo parachuting in Rambo-style when the correct token is collected, and the Gremlins disappearing with a satisfying 'squelch' when blasted. Overall, a fun game that will please platform fans, but definitely not one for novices.
74
Raze
Then sanity prevails and the disk goes out of the window instead - this game is so-o-o-o frustrating. On the plus side there are some excellent sound effects, the speech when Billy dies, and the chuckles of the Gremlins, all of which appear to be sampled. There even seems to be a bit of Star Trek in there as the lift doors slide open, and the torch fires. The characters themselves are all superbly detailed but it all seems to pale as the joystick flies across the room in frustration. Admittedly, platform games do need an element of difficulty to make them addictive but this really has gone too far.
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Amiga Joker
Die Grafiker und Soundmacher haben sich zumindest den „Silbernen Gizmo“ verdient, dem Spieldesigner dagegen sollte man alle Gremlins dieser Welt auf den Hals hetzen! So richtig empfehlenswert ist das Game nur für Sammler von gelungenen Intros (der Vorspann ist wirklich besonders nett!), aber auch Software-Masochisten dürfen bei Gremlins 2 bedenkenlos zugreifen. Der Rest der Welt sollte sich lieber den Film zweimal anschauen, das kostet weniger, und man hat auch länger was davon...
40
Zzap!
The original movie had to be one of the weirdest mainstream films of the Eighties, and made a pretty neat computer game from Adventuresoft (80%, Issue 2). The belated sequel had a weak plot, but spectacular FX with zillions of oddball Gremlins and ways to kill them – who can forget the 'Gremlin in the shredder' scene or Rambo Gizmo? Now as the film hits the video stores, Elite finally unleash a conversion packed the vicious little monsters.
38
Power Play
Man nehme eine beliebige Hüpf- und Springspielroutine, baue ein paar kichernde Gremlinsprites ein, verstecke in jedem Level einen Gegenstand, und fertig ist das Minimal-Action-Adventure. Den kleinen Mistviechern hätte ich einen besseren Abgang gewünscht. Auch das eingebaute Zeitlimit kann dem Spiel die fehlende Vitalität nicht zurückbringen. Daß man der Amiga-Version einen scrollenden Bildschirm versagt hat, zeugt nicht gerade von der Genialität der Programmierer: Die Gegner tauchen überraschend auf und blasen Billy das Lebenslicht aus. In diesem Spiel ist ganz gewaltig der Gremlin drin.