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Fernandez Must Die

Fernandez Must Die Atari ST Loading screen

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Description

Fernandez is a despot who has invaded the Republic of El Diablo, bringing terror to the local people. The rightful leaders of the country have called you in to destroy Fernandez's hideouts and bring his country back to the people.

Fundamentally this is a Commando clone, scrolling vertically and with hordes of enemies to be taken on, with finding good shielding spots and launching surprise attacks an especially useful strategy.You have unlimited bullets and limited but collectible grenades to use. There are landmines to avoid, and medical packs to pick up.

On each of the 8 levels you must destroy Fernandez's buildings, which are accessed through an underground network of tunnels. You're not limited to being on foot - you start off in a jeep and can also use motorbikes, tanks and similar, although losing a life destroys this. In 2-player mode you can split driving and gunning duties. When starting a new game, you always start from the point at which you died in the last game.

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Fernandez Must Die Amiga Entering high score
Fernandez Must Die Atari ST Ready to go
Fernandez Must Die Atari ST Lots of enemies on screen right now
Fernandez Must Die ZX Spectrum This version has many planes

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The Press Says

ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Commodore 64 Oct, 1988 784 out of 1000 78
The Games Machine (UK) Atari ST Dec, 1988 78 out of 100 78
The One Amiga Nov, 1988 74 out of 100 74
The One Atari ST Nov, 1988 73 out of 100 73
Génération 4 Atari ST Dec, 1988 73 out of 100 73
Génération 4 Amiga Dec, 1988 73 out of 100 73
The Games Machine (UK) Commodore 64 Oct, 1988 71 out of 100 71
Atari ST User Atari ST Dec, 1988 7 out of 10 70
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Atari ST Dec, 1988 674 out of 1000 67
Power Play Commodore 64 Nov, 1988 40 out of 100 40

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Trivia

German index

On January 31, 1989, Fernandez Must Die was put on the infamous German index by the BPjS. More information about the topic can be found in the game group.
Contributed to by Martin Smith (63136)