Mean Streets plays its part in pointing the way forward for computer games of the future. It is not perfect, it is rather slow and parts of the game are a little repetitive. However, software houses are having to come to terms with the phenomenon of 'Interactive Movies'. It is quite a jump from the standard fare, so it is understandable that Access, like the rest, are finding their feet by trying new techniques, introducing the human element and preparing for the coming of CDTV. As such, Mean Streets is an enjoyable game which, unlike other games that relay solely on presentation, offers extended gameplay.