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Wreckers (Atari ST)

Wreckers Atari ST Title screen


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Category Description User Score
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 4.0
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.5
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 4.5
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.5
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 4.0
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 5.0
Overall User Score (2 votes) 4.1

Critic Reviews

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The One for ST Games
This in itself is difficult lo get used to as the isometric view hinders more than it helps, making aiming a very finicky process. Make no mistake, Wreckers is a very good game - the pity is, it could have been a great one.
Computer and Video Games (CVG)
Whilst the plot doesn't sound too interesting, the game itself most certainly is. Running around the beacon, repairing numerous broken-down pieces of equipment, and at the same time killing waves of aliens eats up time, which is not on your side as the beacon is primed to explode within the hour! Fun and japes all round, and pretty graphics into the bargain!
Grafiken är precis som den ska vara i ett rymdspel – sådär lagom kantig och "teknologisk", du vet. Musik slipper man under spelets gång, men intro-loopen är banne mig riktigt schysst. Att spelet går att spara (till RAM eller annan disk) är naturligtvis ett stort plus. Wreckers är ett mycket välgjort och hållbart spel – det enda jag egentligen har att gnälla på är faktiskt den där f*rb*nn*de joysticken. Jag kan inte tycka annat än att det är ett extremt billigt trick för att göra spelet svårare ("Jag vet, vi vänder joysticken 45°, så slipper vi jobba mer med det här..."). Förutom tristpinnen är Wreckers dock en klar höjdare – inte minst tack vare den lilla novell som följer med i kartongen. Rar uppvärmning inför röjet i rymden!
Atari ST User
It all boils down to a simplified adventure game: lots of shooting but a bit of strategy as well. It all gets quite exciting, though, as you race around shooting Plasmoids, allocating droids to different areas, and trying to maintain the bulbs and other essential equipment. Inevitably you fail but it will be quite exciting while you try.
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt)
Die Grafik der ATARI-Version ist der zuerst veröffentlichten Amiga-Version auf jeden Fall ebenbürtig, es kommt mir sogar so vor, als ob sich die Figuren auf dem Atari etwas schneller bewegen würden. Der Sound ist vielleicht ein wenig zu mager ausgefallen, aber das fällt in der Hektik kaum auf. Die Anleitung ist mir persönlich zu knapp ausgefallen, außerdem ist sie in Englisch. Wie dem auch sei: WRECKERS ist viel mehr als ein Action-Game der üblichen Machart. Durch die vielen verschiedenen Tätigkeiten, die man auszuführen hat, ist der Langzeitspielspaß garantiert. Atari-User sollten es sich auf jeden Fall mal anschauen.
ST Format
You either love or hate the mad dash to save the space beacon from destruction. If you survive the initial difficulties and develop some winning tactics, the game's long term interest is in doubt. But for those who like arcade shoot-'em-ups with tactics, this could be right up to your street. It has a sort of manic quality to it.