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Savage (DOS)

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Description

Savage contains three different parts, each with its own style. You can play all three, but to get more than one life on levels 2 or 3, you must first input the code earned on completing the previous level.

You play Savage, a muscular warrior who was imprisoned in a castle. When he broke free, he found out that his imprisonment had been a trick with the sole purpose of imprisoning his love, the maiden. You have to progress through the 3 parts of the game to rescue her.

The first is a simple horizontal-scrolling shooter, in which you use the trajectory of your shots to kill enemies and collect the treasures and improved weapons they drop when killed. The second is a 1st person perspective 3D shooter resembling Space Harrier, with skulls to shoot and monoliths to avoid. In the third you play Savage's Eagle form, flying through platform-style levels avoiding timing-based hazards and shooting anyone who gets in your way. In this section bubbles can be shot to release power-ups.

Screenshots

Savage DOS Main Menu
Savage DOS Game introduction
Savage DOS More of Level 2 (EGA)
Savage DOS Part 2 introduction

Alternate Titles

  • "Project 5" -- Working title

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User Reviews

A susprising little gem with varied gameplay for action fans. Trixter (8734) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars
A wonderful classic you just can't miss. Tomer Gabel (4374) 4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars

The Press Says

Power Play Aug, 1989 52 out of 100 52

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Trivia

Was ported from the C64 and Sinclair versions. Original credits include Jeroen Tel for the C64 music and G. Harrison for the C64 coding.

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Tomer Gabel (4374) added Savage (DOS) on Oct 01, 1999
Other platforms contributed by EboMike (3009), Kabushi (126729) and Martin Smith (63136)