User review spotlight: Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar (DOS)

9 Lives (Atari ST)

9 Lives Atari ST Loading screen


Published by
Developed by
Also For
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
5 point score based on user ratings.

User Reviews

There are no reviews for this game.

Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.0
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.0
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.0
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.0
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 3.0
Overall MobyScore (1 vote) 3.0

The Press Says

MobyRanks are listed below. You can read here for more information about MobyRank.
Atari ST User
The gameplay is easy to control using the joystick. Moving the stick left or right results in Bob doing likewise. Pulling the stick down enables him to jump to platforms on a higher level. The power of the jump is represented by the cat shown to the right of the screen - the longer the cat's tail will get, and the higher Bob jumps. And finally, to the sound quality. This game includes a pleasant accompanying tune rather than the usual electronic blips. Nine Lives is a delight. Check it out.
ST Format
Beginners will give up on it very quickly, but if you're a veteran platform player with an insatiable appetite for a challenge then this is as tough as it gets - just be ready to cancel all engagements for the next four weeks.
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt)
Im Gesamteindruck schneidet dieses Spiel jedoch schlecht ab. Das Scrolling ist ein Verschieben von ganzen Bildern. Bob läßt sich zäh und nur sehr unpräzise steuern, und die Musi ist eher ein Katzengejammer. Für 40 Märker wär es vielleicht noch o.k., aber ganze 90???
Power Play
Zur Ideen-Ödnis gesellt sich eine dilettantische technische Ausführung. Die müde Mieze wird mit einem Ruckelscrolling durch die Gegend gehetzt, daß die Milch im Napf sauer wird. Lediglich die Musik erreicht halbwegs professionelles Niveau; über das restliche Programm breite man das Mäntelchen des Vergessens aus - alles für die Katz‘n.