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Thexder (Amiga)

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

User Reviews

A very good action game, but difficult as hell *Katakis* (37843) unrated

Our Users Say

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 4.0
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 4.0
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 4.0
Overall MobyScore (1 vote) 4.0

The Press Says

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The Games Machine (UK)
Despite the claims that Thexder was designed with 16-bit machines in mind, the game looks very much like an 8-bit conversion. Sound FX are poor, while the tune is inappropriate and probably not being put to use its composer intended.
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment)
Competent enough, but the graphics are nothing special and the gameplay is lacklustre. You only get one life - let yourself get killed and there's a tedious wait while the game reloads, accompanied by some dreadfully sombre music.
ST/Amiga Format
Billed as the best selling action game from Japan with over half a million units sold, Thexder is a little like living in Tokyo – space is scarce, the food alive, and the action frantic. Add to that the fact that you pilot a ‘Hyper Dual-armor Robot Jet Transformer’, armed with heat seeking lasers, battling hundreds of bizarre creatures and you might get an idea of how the Japanese deal with claustrophobia.
CU Amiga
If you ever wanted to see a classic example of the term ‘hard sell’ you would be well advised to take a look at the blurb on the packaging of Thexder, the latest release from Sierra via Activision. So much space is used up to tell you how the game ‘offers more music, animation and gameplay than you ever thought possible from a computer game’ that there is very little room left to tell you what the game is all about! There is also the impressive claim that Thexder has sold half a million copies in Japan. However when you realise that many average a million the claim falls flat.