The game ratings for each category and platform are displayed below. The score for a particular platform is the average of all categories. Games must have 5 votes before they are given a MobyScore.

Breakdown by Rating Category

AI
How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be
4.4
Gameplay
How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.)
4.0
Graphics
The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines
3.7
Personal Slant
How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes
4.1
Sound / Music
The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition
3.9
Story / Presentation
The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed
4.5
Overall User Score (140 votes)3.9

Breakdown by Platform

Platform Votes Total
Amstrad CPC 9 3.4
      AI 5.0
      Gameplay 3.5
      Graphics 3.2
      Personal Slant 4.0
      Sound / Music 2.8
      Story / Presentation 5.0
Arcade 12 4.0
      AI 0.0
      Gameplay 3.8
      Graphics 3.9
      Personal Slant 4.0
      Sound / Music 4.2
      Story / Presentation 0.0
Commodore 64 8 3.3
      AI 5.0
      Gameplay 3.2
      Graphics 3.1
      Personal Slant 3.6
      Sound / Music 3.2
      Story / Presentation 5.0
DOS 9 3.4
      AI 5.0
      Gameplay 3.3
      Graphics 3.1
      Personal Slant 3.7
      Sound / Music 3.2
      Story / Presentation 5.0
DoJa Awaiting 5 votes...
MSX 8 3.7
      AI 5.0
      Gameplay 3.5
      Graphics 3.2
      Personal Slant 3.6
      Sound / Music 4.4
      Story / Presentation 5.0
NES 78 4.2
      AI 3.9
      Gameplay 4.4
      Graphics 4.0
      Personal Slant 4.2
      Sound / Music 4.1
      Story / Presentation 4.0
PlayStation 4 Awaiting 5 votes...
Wii Awaiting 5 votes...
Wii U Awaiting 5 votes...
Xbox 360 8 3.9
      AI 5.0
      Gameplay 3.9
      Graphics 3.5
      Personal Slant 4.2
      Sound / Music 3.7
      Story / Presentation 5.0
ZX Spectrum 8 3.0
      AI 5.0
      Gameplay 3.0
      Graphics 2.6
      Personal Slant 3.2
      Sound / Music 2.8
      Story / Presentation 5.0


User Reviews

Congratulations! You've designed the best run-and-gun platformer in the universe. Consider yourselves heroes. NES J. P. Gray (120)
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A freaking good old action shooter NES Bregalad (963)
If you haven't played this game yet, I feel sorry for you. NES Jeff Koerner (38)
Contra, No Iran NES ETJB (450)