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Total Recall (Amiga)

Total Recall Amiga Title

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Description

Doug Quaid is a mild-mannered construction worker with a gorgeous wife in an apartment on futuristic Earth. Plagued by restless feelings and dreams of Mars, he heads to Rekall, Inc to purchase a commercial memory implant of a Martian vacation ("cheaper, better, and safer than the real thing"). However, the implant procedure uncovers latent memories of Quaid's real life as a secret agent for the Martian government. Pursued relentlessly by his former employers, Quaid must fight from Earth to Mars in a battle to reclaim his past and secure his future.

Total Recall for the Amiga and Atari ST has players controlling Quaid as he fights through seven levels on Earth and Mars. The game alternates between platforming levels and driving levels. Platforming levels require Quaid to fight guards and find the exit. The player can duck to avoid bullets, and fight back with both captured weapons and meaty Schwarzenegger fists. The first level requires the player to locate items to open the exit, and a later level has the player switching control between Quaid and resistance fighter Melina to solve a puzzle.

Driving levels are high-speed side-scrolling runs, with the player's vehicle moving at a fixed speed. The player must dodge passing traffic, or blow them apart with weapons. If they survive to the end, they must defeat a mobile "boss" vehicle to end the level. Cutscenes appear between certain levels that tell the plot of the movie and set up the next scene.

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Total Recall Amiga Level 2 Boss
Total Recall Amiga Got the gun
Total Recall Amiga Level 2: Driving
Total Recall Amiga "What the hell is RoboCop doing in my game?"

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The Press Says

Amiga Format Mar, 1991 77 out of 100 77
Amiga Games Oct, 1992 72 out of 100 72
Datormagazin Feb 14, 1991 7 out of 10 70
The One Feb, 1991 70 out of 100 70
Zzap! 1991 70 out of 100 70
Amiga Joker Feb, 1991 62 out of 100 62
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Feb, 1991 62 out of 100 62
Amiga Power May, 1991 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 33
Power Play Apr, 1991 33 out of 100 33

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BurningStickMan (17745) added Total Recall (Amiga) on Mar 12, 2010
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