User Reviews

One of the best action games for the Amstrad CPC! Wurtzly (1072) 4.57 Stars4.57 Stars4.57 Stars4.57 Stars4.57 Stars

Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
Acting The quality of the actors' performances in the game (including voice acting). 4.0
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 4.0
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.7
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.4
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.9
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.1
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 4.0
Overall User Score (5 votes) 3.6

Critic Reviews

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Amstrad Action (Nov, 1989)
Brilliant conversion of an arcade pace setter.
Colourful, jerky, but playable rendition of the arcade machine.
Retro Game Reviews (Mar 05, 2015)
To be fair, this Amstrad CPC port plays a lot like Shinobi and is reasonably fun to play. It's easy to say that it just needed a few tweaks but in reality most of its issues are probably due to the limitations of the underpowered 464.
Backgrounds are gaudy and are almost as blocky as the ugly, deformed sprites; when crouched and moving, Joe looks like has doing Chuck Berry's duck walk. Scrolling is jerky, animation simplistic and music drones on irritatingly. On the plus side, there's some clear speech announcing the start of each level, and, best of all, gameplay is more enjoyable.