DescriptionOriginating in the arcades, Cabal is a shooter where the protagonist runs back and forth along the bottom of the screen, ducking and dodging bullets and grenades from the enemy. The roll maneuver from the arcade was not implemented in the PC version. The player returns fire by moving a target around the screen which also moves the player character and may expose him to enemy fire.
The enemies throughout the five levels come thick and fast and there are many of them. They include normal foot soldiers, tanks, helicopters and end of level bosses such as submarines and war machines. Just about everything on the screen can be blown up or shot. There are bonus points to be picked up for destroying buildings and weapons to be picked up from the enemy, such as machine guns and shotguns. Two-player mode is available.
Part of the Following Group
|Kill all enemies and dodge their bullets||Amiga||*Katakis* (37880)|
|The Games Machine (UK)||Commodore 64||Dec, 1989||87 out of 100||87|
|The Games Machine (UK)||ZX Spectrum||Dec, 1989||86 out of 100||86|
|Computer and Video Games (CVG)||Commodore 64||Jan, 1990||85 out of 100||85|
|The One||Amiga||Feb, 1990||81 out of 100||81|
|Amiga Joker||Amiga||Feb, 1990||78 out of 100||78|
|Amiga Power||Amiga||Nov, 1991||74 out of 100||74|
|ST Action||Atari ST||Nov, 1991||67 out of 100||67|
|ASM (Aktueller Software Markt)||Atari ST||Feb, 1990||8 out of 12||67|
|All Game Guide||Commodore 64||1998||60|
|The Video Game Critic||NES||Nov 17, 2004||C||50|
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