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Banshee

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Platforms
Genre
Perspective
Theme
MobyRank MobyScore
Amiga
86
4.0
Amiga CD32
86
3.5
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Description

A vertically-scrolling shoot 'em up from the old school, with similarities to games like 1942 and SWIV. There are lots of big, brash enemy vehicles to take on, plus individual soldiers (these often lie in a pool of blood afterwards, a gruesome sight making full use of AGA graphics) and civilians. Many of the enemies have good hiding places and can emerge surprisingly, Commando-style.

There are four large levels, which also scroll a small amount horizontally, the idea being that you can evade some opposition. There's a special loop-the-loop type feature available, which can double as an attack or an evasive move.

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Banshee Amiga CD32 Got one enemy
Banshee Amiga Title screen
Banshee Amiga CD32 Got a high score
Banshee Amiga CD32 Enemies even comes from behind

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The Press Says

CU Amiga Amiga Jul, 1994 91 out of 100 91
CU Amiga Amiga CD32 Sep, 1994 90 out of 100 90
Amiga Power Amiga CD32 Sep, 1994 90 out of 100 90
Amiga Format Amiga Aug, 1994 90 out of 100 90
Amiga Action Amiga Aug, 1994 86 out of 100 86
Amiga Games Amiga Aug, 1994 83 out of 100 83
Amiga Joker Amiga CD32 Sep, 1994 83 out of 100 83
High Score Amiga Sep, 1994 4 out of 5 80
Power Play Amiga Aug, 1994 79 out of 100 79
SAM – Svenska Amigamagazin Amiga CD32 Apr, 1996 74 out of 100 74

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Awards

  • Amiga Joker
    • Issue 02/1995 – #2 Best Action Game in 1994 (Readers' Vote)

Contributed to by Kabushi (121658) and Martin Smith (63154)