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Purple Saturn Day is a brilliant game with something for everybody. The four challenges are designed to appeal to the widest possible audience, so you're certain to find something worth playing - unless your idea of a good time is train-spotting on Betelgeuse station. From the strategies of Brain-bowler to the traditional shoot-em-up of the Time Jump, you'll be firmly cemented to your seat. Purple Saturn Day is arguably the best release of '88 for the 16-bit scene, and is certainly a formidable challenge to the games of '89.
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment)
Coming from the same stable as Captain Blood
and Get Dexter
, you would expect this to have superb graphics, and it's certainly does, but it's also got excellent gameplay. Initially you may find the aliens overwhelming, but they aren't unbeatable. They will, however, always provide good opposition - so if your guard is dropped they nip in and win. In the long term it's a matter of improving your averages and attributes, and remains very enjoyable.
Atari ST User
Purple Saturn Day is like nothing you've seen before, and Infogrames must be awarded full points for originality. The events themselves vary in addictiveness, though graphically they are all superior to the vast majority of titles currently on the market.
Computer and Video Games (CVG)
Purple Saturn Day is an excellent package, accomplished with all the graphical style and audio effectiveness of Exxos' other game, Captain Blood
. Not only is each game beautifully presented, they are all very playable, and there is such variety that once you're hooked you'll be playing for weeks to come.
Das französische Team von Exxos scheint den ST in- und auswendig zu kennen. Was die Jungs an schneller 3D-Grafik und Digi-Sounds aus dem ST kitzeln, ist wirklich bewundernswert. Und auch spielerisch hat "Purple Saturn Day" einiges auf der Pfanne. Nach kurzer Eingewöhnungszeit gefielen mir drei Disziplinen sehr gut, jediglich der "Time Jump" ist ein ziemlicher Langweiler.
The four events are all playable, although the appeal of the Time Jump Is limited. A two player head to head option would have made matters more interesting in the long run, but as it stands, Purple
Saturn Day provides more than adequate entertainment, especially for followers of Captain Blood
The Games Machine (UK)
Visually impressive yet boring to play, the game shows off the ST's graphics capabilities nicely - but what can you do with pictures?