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Hired Guns (DOS)

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Written by  :  Ummagumma (73)
Written on  :  Jan 04, 2004
Platform  :  DOS
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Summary

Gunning for a great game? It's right here.

The Good

A brilliantly designed game that helped confirm Psygnosis as one of the premiere developers for the Amiga. Fantastic level design, a wide variety of weapons tailored to your role and playing style, and the very best part... the ability of four people to play in front of the computer with a quad split-screen. Winding through the levels with my buddies in tow is one of the highlights of my Amiga gaming career.

The Bad

The graphics were pretty blah; while the psuedo-3D artwork was acceptable, the play was in a stuttered flow style like Eye of the Beholder, with an FPS of like 1. No saves between levels either in multiplay. For four people you had to use two joysticks and two people at either side of the keyboard, making for cramped quarters...although it made it easy to spit in the face of your comrade after someone died and everything went into free-for-all mode before you had to reload the level, heh.

The Bottom Line

A classic shooter, not to be missed on the Amiga platform. Another winner from Psygnosis.