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Soldier of Light (Commodore 64)

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2.2
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Category Description MobyScore
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 2.0
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 2.0
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 2.0
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 2.0
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 2.0
Overall MobyScore (2 votes) 2.2


The Press Says

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77
Computer and Video Games (CVG)
An outwardly unremarkable conversion, which, despite its shortfalls, still provides a challenge for fans of the coin-op.
77
The Games Machine (UK)
Animation on objects is nominal, and Xain himself is particularly unimpressive in movement. He is a short fat sprite on the C64, but like most of the graphics, makes good use of resolution and colour. However, the scrolling play area is disappointingly short. Overall a good conversion on the C64.
61
Zzap!
When you consider what makes games like Soldier of Light popular in the arcades, it usually boils down to a few basic elements – the graphics, the sound and the mindless action. Naturally the 64 can't hope to achieve the quality of audio and video that the coin-op offered, but when a horrendous control system plagues you then things begin to look a bit grim.
60
Commodore Force
Ill thought-out graphics and clumsy controls are never the best ingredients to start a game recipe with. As you may have guessed, SOL has 'em both, a shame, as we could've had a playable blaster on our hands. It isn't that bad: there's just a few niggles that could (and should) have been ironed out. A lack of serious play-testing, I'll wager.
60
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment)
A well known, if slightly over rated coin-op conversion in it's day. Good buy for those determined to have every coin-op that ever bleeped in their collection.