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The Godfather: The Action Game (DOS)

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Description

Following the movie series (and released in conjunction with The Godfather III)- work your way up the Corleone family ladder over the span of 50 years, and attempt to destroy the rival families.

A walk-n-shoot game; each of the five levels represents a decade from the 1940s to the 1980s. Shooting rivals increases your standing, while shooting innocent people lowers it.

Each level also provides the opportunity for shootouts, a reflex-testing mini-game that requires you to kill people who draw their guns as quickly as possible, while not killing those that don't draw their guns.

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The Godfather: The Action Game DOS Hey, they're shooting me!
The Godfather: The Action Game DOS Hey, he's punching me!
The Godfather: The Action Game DOS Maybe I should have fought back a bit harder...
The Godfather: The Action Game DOS Introduction

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PC Joker Feb, 1992 51 out of 100 51

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Trivia

Extras

Some boxes in the UK, had two free promotional material: "A Pictographic history of The Godfather Movies Part I, II and II" contains a plot summary, trivia, colour photographs and 'The Corleone Family Tree' on the back cover. And advertisement of CIC Video's boxset "Godfather the Epic 1901-1959" (Parts 1&2) with added footage and announcement of "The Godfather Part III" release in 1992, all on video cassette [VHS].

German index

On March 31, 1993, The Godfather: The Action Game was put on the infamous German index by the BPjS. For more information about what this means and to see a list of games sharing the same fate, take a look here: BPjS/BPjM indexed games.

Levels

The game came out a year after the final movie was released in 1990. Certain scenes are based and/or inspired from all three "the Godfather" movies, notable examples are: 1940s era New York City setting of the 1st movie (1945 onwards), location of Havana, Cuba comes from 2nd movie and 3rd movie, the helicopter attack on the conservatory.

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Robert Morgan (863) added The Godfather: The Action Game (DOS) on Jun 04, 2000
Other platforms contributed by Martin Smith (63134)