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Luckily for Game Boy Color owners with a fondness for the classics, this updated edition of Yars' Revenge keeps everything that made the original great while adding just a dash of modern flavor.
When all is said and done, the developer did an excellent job capturing the essence of the original game. It's still Yars' Revenge, whether you loved or hated the game back in the early '80s. I like the game a lot, but it turns into a pattern – once you figure out how to destroy your target, it's all about being able to pull it off as the game gets progressively harder and faster. That's the real payoff, not some huge, elaborate ending after a certain level. How far can you get? That's the challenge...
Ah si ! Ça ressemble vaguement à un shoot’em up. Une daube, même très ancienne, ne se bonifie donc pas avec le temps. Cette catastrophe, que Paco n’avait pas prédite, mériterait à elle seule la création des tests en quart de page.
One element that should have gotten a facelift is that guided "missile" that slowly pursues you wherever you go. It looked like a cheesy cursor in the old game, and it doesn't look any better here! At least the cool original box artwork was used for the label and title screen. I was excited to see Yars' Revenge resurrected, but this ill-advised incarnation can only tarnish its legacy. If you know what's good for you, you'll stick with the original Atari 2600 version.