The Games Machine (UK)
Airborne Ranger has similarities to the coin-op Commando in its graphics and playability. The good use of colour, effective sound, neatly defined and nicely animated sprites provide a highly realistic atmosphere. The gameplay may seem repetitive from time to time, but the variety of tasks to be performed and tactics to use give the game considerable depth. You may find the missions are not too difficult to complete, but the game itself is playable, a challenge, and has a lot more scope than your average shoot- 'em-up.