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Computer and Video Games (CVG)
You're in for a treat with Netherworld. It's just what you have to expect from Hewson, with gorgeous animation on your ship and well-designed and animated nasties. All in all, Netherworld is a great game and one that you should definitely think about splashing out on this month.
Spielerisch hat sich bei „Netherworld“ wenig geändert: Die gleichen Gegner und Puzzles machen dem Spieler das Leben schwer. Allerdings ist das Spieler-Sprite etwas langsamer geworden. was das Spiel an manchen Steilen etwas einfacher macht. So gesehen ist die Umsetzung des Action-Denkspiels nicht nur technisch, sondern auch spielerisch einwandfrei gelungen.
The Games Machine (UK)
The fast frantic action provides addictive fun, and lasting interest is added by the ability to start on levels five or nine (once they have been reached by working through the stages).
Netherworld is a polished and enjoyable game which provides a pleasant blend of mindless blasting and dextrous puzzling. Cartographers are also catered for, since later levels really do need some sort of map to enable their negotiation. The gameplay is smooth and the different elements are sufficiently addictive to hold the attention for some time.
The game is very playable, with you racing against both unconquerable odds and a strict time limit, yet it is totally engrossing. Graphics are unobtrusive but they work well - the sound effects are pretty forgettable. A good, unusual game from Hewson.