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Rocket Ranger (DOS)

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Written by  :  Trixter (8734)
Written on  :  Mar 22, 1999
Platform  :  DOS
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Summary

The quintesential Cinemaware game--they finally got everything right.

The Good

Rocket Ranger brings together everything that Cinemaware was attempting in their unique genre: Great hand-drawn graphics, a compelling storyline, good action sequences, and greatly improved strategy without bogging down the gaming experience. Everything is in perfect balance here.

The Bad

The strategy in Rocket Ranger is one of Cinemaware's better efforts, but strays toward being too hard instead of their usual "too easy". The Nazis move in realtime, and their time inevitably seems much slower than yours (in other words, they acheive things startingly quick).

Granted, the strategy elements are simplistic to those who enjoy true strategy games, but what is presented could have used a difficulty setting.

The Bottom Line

When someone mentions a Cinemaware game fondly, this is the game they're talking about. Except for the difficulty level, there is nothing to hate about Rocket Ranger.