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E-SWAT: Cyber Police

MobyRank MobyScore
Amstrad CPC
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Commodore 64
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3.1
ZX Spectrum
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2.7

User Reviews

Fighting crime is always a party Amiga *Katakis* (37800)

Our Users Say

Platform Votes Score
Amiga 4 2.7
Amstrad CPC 2 2.9
Arcade 4 3.4
Atari ST 2 4.0
Commodore 64 3 3.1
SEGA Master System 5 3.7
ZX Spectrum 4 2.7
Combined MobyScore 24 3.2


The Press Says

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88
Amstrad CPCComputer and Video Games (CVG)
One of the best conversions we've seen on the Amstrad, with all the playability of the other 8-bit versions. Well deserving of your hard-earned dough.
88
Commodore 64Computer and Video Games (CVG)
The graphics are slightly blocky, but all the levels and most importantly, all of the playability remain in this excellent conversion.
88
AmigaComputer and Video Games (CVG)
The idea of blowing criminals away with a variety of heavy duty weaponry is as old as the hills (if not older still), but US Gold's conversion of ESWAT manages to reach the parts that others can't reach! Perhaps it's the addictive gameplay that makes it a winner - the different levels are varied enough to sustain interest and there's always a compulsion to see the next. The graphics are fine. Some of the backdrops seem a bit ropey, but the sprites are large and extremely well-animated. The sound is fabulous. Creative Materials (the programmers) have managed to cram in some of the coin-op's speech as well as a multitude of great effects - "Let's party" scream are heroes as he jumps into action. ESWAT is a great game that is very satisfying to play - make no delay, go for it!
80
SEGA Master SystemVideoGame
Este jogo, recém-lançado, traz a história de um policial comum que, após ser surpreendido por um inimigo e derrotá-lo, torna-se membro da equipe da E-Swat (traduzindo, Armas e Táticas Especiais Avançadas). Ele vira uma espécie de Robocop e passa a combater a gangue de Balzac, o Cientista Louco. No total, são cinco fases, divididas em duas partes, e em cada uma delas você vai ter chance de acumular forças para vencer o inimigo.
73
SEGA Master SystemComputer and Video Games (CVG)
The Sega hasn't really got many decent games of this ilk available for it and this effort seemed to fit the bill quite nicely. However, the graphics are surprisingly weak, sporting colours which give new meaning to the word "garish", and the sound consists of awful tunes and half-baked effects. ESWAT's playability is it's major asset, and bringing felons to justice with the aid of massive Robocop-style armour and weaponry is good fun and addictive too. Sadly, the enjoyment is short-lived because the game is far too simple to complete, especially when it's set on the easiest skill level. What's needed are some extra levels and baddies on higher difficulty levels, that way there'd be an incentive to play the game after you've completed the easy version. ESWAT is a decent enough game, but I'd recommended it to less accomplished gamers, because veterans will have seen all there is to see long before they've had their £30's worth.
70
SEGA Master SystemVideoGame
Um policial vai ingressar na ESWAT, um comando tático especial da polícia. Para isto deve superar a primeira missão, na qual só terá uma pistola contra uma gangue de marginais. Depois de cumprida a primeira etapa, o policial receberá mais armas e um colete a prova de balas. O objetivo final é derrotar o cientista louco Balzac, que atormenta a cidade.
68
SEGA Master SystemMean Machines
After the rather nifty arcade game, this is a bit of a disappointment. The original coin-op features a variety of mean 'n' meaty weapons, but the ones in this version are wimpy by comparison. Even the graphics are feeble compared to their arcade counterpart, with gaudy backdrops and small, poorly animated sprites. When you get down to playing it, once again the game is a let-down. It's great fun at first, but there are only five levels and they're very easy to get through. None of the end-of-level baddies offer much resistance, and anyone who's a half-decent player should be able to finish the game pretty quickly.
60
SEGA Master SystemRetrogaming History
Una conversione da arcade che, in realtà, è più una rivisitazione dato che alcune cose sono cambiate e molte mancano. E-SWAT: City Under Siege soffre di una realizzazione che sembra affetta da scarso impegno ma non è totalmente sconsigliabile perchè, tutto sommato, riesce a divertire. Un titolo che definirei "giochino".
60
SEGA Master SystemDefunct Games
If you want an insanely difficult experience, go check this one out. If you're already intimidated just from reading this review, I urge you to stay away! Far away!
55
Atari STComputer and Video Games (CVG)
Graphically similar to the Amiga version, but without the full-screen scrolling, the ST game is lacking in more than one department - the scrolling is slow and jerky, the sprites are very bland in appearance and jerk along at a very slow pace. The digitised speech is gone, as is any feeling of playability this game once had. If you're looking for a fast action game, forget it - you certainly won't find one here!
55
Atari STComputer + VideoGiochi
Oh, oh: cosa succede? Il game è tutto qui, la grafica è stupida, il suono è orribile e la giocabilità non può neanche essere confrontata con la conversione Amiga: un disastro quasi totale!
47
Commodore 64Power Play
Die Programmierer der Computerversionen von Eswat sollte man kurzerhand verhaften lassen. So ein Murks ist mir schon lange nicht mehr unter den Feuerknopf meines Joysticks gekommen. Die Amiga-Fassung wartet zwar mit netter Grafik, Digisprache und recht sanftem Scrolling auf, aber dafür wird's spielerisch unfair. Feind-Sprites, denen man kaum ausweichen kann, ein Munitionsvorrat, der nach spätestens zwei Sekunden verbraucht ist, und Obergegner, die nur mit viel Glück ihr Leben lassen, sorgen hier für den großen Frust. Genau andersrum sieht's hingegen bei E-Swat auf dem C 64 aus.
45
SEGA Master SystemGamesCollection
Siamo di fronte alla conversione peggio riuscita per questa console. In realtà il gioco c'entra veramente ben poco con l'arcade originale tanto che sul box non è neppure riportata la dicitura "arcade" ed il mio consiglio è quello di starne assolutamente alla larga.
44
AmigaPower Play
Die Programmierer der Computerversionen von Eswat sollte man kurzerhand verhaften lassen. So ein Murks ist mir schon lange nicht mehr unter den Feuerknopf meines Joysticks gekommen. Die Amiga-Fassung wartet zwar mit netter Grafik, Digisprache und recht sanftem Scrolling auf, aber dafür wird's spielerisch unfair. Feind-Sprites, denen man kaum ausweichen kann, ein Munitionsvorrat, der nach spätestens zwei Sekunden verbraucht ist, und Obergegner, die nur mit viel Glück ihr Leben lassen, sorgen hier für den großen Frust.
39
SEGA Master SystemPower Play
Zwar hält sich die Master-System-Version viel dichter an das Automatenvorbild als die Mega-Drive-Fassung und die Sprites flackern nicht so arg wie z.B. bei "Gain Ground" aber der rechte Spielspaß kommt bei "E-Swat" nicht auf. Das liegt vor allem an der etwas trägen Steuerung und dem streckenweise ziemlich unfairen Schwierigkeitsgrad. Schon der erste Endgegner ist eine harte Nuß, so daß Action-Einsteiger hier wohl schnell gefrustet das Handtuch werfen. Auch die farblose und schluderig gezeichnete Grafik liegt unter dem Sega 8-Bit Standard. Hier hätte man mit etwas Mühe sicher mehr herausholen können.
32
SEGA Master SystemVideo Games
Nur ein toter Gangster ist ein guter Gangster - bei einer so grobschlächtigen Handlung sackt meine Motivation schon ziemlich in den Koffer. Die recht einfache Grafik und der etwas trockene Sound könnten mich auch nicht sonderlich begeistern. Bei der technischen Ausführung wird die Misere konsequent fortgesetzt: Sobald drei Ganoven oder mehr gleichzeitig ballern, flackern die Sprites erheblich. Technisch hat das Master System wirklich mehr drauf. E-Swat ist enttäuschend.
31
Atari STST Format
ESWAT is actually an anagram of "waste", which is a fitting coincidence. Is it your time or your money that's being wasted? Is it both? I think we should be told.
28
AmigaAmiga Joker
Die Grafik wirkt stellenweise laienhaft, das Scrolling ruckelt, und der Cop bewegt sich mit der Grazie eines schwangeren Känguruhs. Abgesehen vom passablen Sound ist Eswat also eine Enttäuschung auf der ganzen Linie — gar kein Vergleich mit dem angeblich jugendgefährdenden Vorbild.
(page 51)
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SEGA Master SystemGame Freaks 365
All should stay far away from this game, even diehard collectors. It's awful. I'm half-tempted to run my car over it a few times. So, I do agree with the back-of-the-box blurb when it asks, "Are you read to 'Hit The Streets'?" Yeah, sure, I'm ready, I'll hit this game with all I can, man. Guess that wasn't the most clever abuse of a box blurb ever, but whatever, just let it be know this is a terrible game, hardly worth anyone's time. I think the terrible, ridiculous box art does the game itself justice, just take one look at that and all will be revealed. For once, the cover speaks the truth.