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Leatherneck (Atari ST)

Leatherneck Atari ST Title screen

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Description

A squad of four tough-guy soldiers have to take out some foes in a jungle. As the game starts, four soldiers are depicted, with any who are not present to play killed immediately - a joystick adaptor is required for 3 or 4 player games.

Leatherneck resembles Ikari Warriors - waves of soldiers move down the screen shooting at you, and you must shoot them before the bullets make contact. You are armed with grenades to take out mounted turrets, or kill a wide range of enemies at once, but watch out for enemy grenades. There are extra ammunition crates and improved weapons to pick up - waggle the joystick to toggle which one you are using.

Unusually, your shots are long-range and take effect instantly. You cannot change the direction you are facing, instead having the ability to strafe.

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Leatherneck Atari ST Chaos
Leatherneck Atari ST Regimented waves come at you
Leatherneck Atari ST But only one remains
Leatherneck Atari ST Title screen

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The Press Says

ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Jul, 1988 897 out of 1000 90
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Oct, 1988 880 out of 1000 88
The Games Machine (UK) Jul, 1988 76 out of 100 76
ST/Amiga Format Jul, 1988 76 out of 100 76
Atari ST User Aug, 1988 7 out of 10 70
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Jul, 1988 7 out of 10 70
ST Action Jul, 1988 62 out of 100 62

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Scoring oddity

This game can be played cooperatively with 2-4 players simultaneously, but weirdly shooting enemy infantry results in a 100 points scored when shooting a fellow player in the back results in earning the player a 1,000 points.

Awards

  • ACE
    • October 1988 (issue #13) - Included in the Top-100 list of 1987/1988 (editorial staff selection)

Martin Smith (63132) added Leatherneck (Atari ST) on Jul 10, 2006
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