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Although this game is inherently violent and may not be suitable for younger children, it's one of the best shooting games available for any home system. Fans of the arcade game won't be disappointed. Take aim at Lethal Enforcers for on-target fun!
Robberies, hijacking, drugs - now this is gaming! A faithful adaptation of the arcade hit with terrific digitized graphics and it's own gun. Kill, kill, kill!
In the end, Lethal Enforcers is a nice game to be had cheap, but it's often too difficult in some places. The fact that it's hard to shoot enemies when they are in the left or right corners might just leave a bad taste in the mouths of many a gamer, but if you want to feel like Sonny Crocket, Dirty Harry, or Charles Bronson, then pop this one in and start blasting the bad guys to hell.
The Video Game Critic
Occasionally an innocent civilian or cop will leap out, and once you get that itchy trigger finger, it's hard to avoid shooting them. Certain stages feature shootouts in moving vehicles like sport cars, vans, and subway cars. I really like how snipers fall from windows, tires can be shot out, and some thugs pretend to be innocent civilians. It's too bad you can't shoot up the scenery in general. Your targets are slightly randomized, but it still feels like the same experience each time through. Lethal Enforcers' up-tempo music sounds like something from a 1970's era cop show. The worst aspect of the game is how unforgiving it is. Unless you complete a stage in a nearly flawless manner, you'll be told, "Too many mistakes - reloading same mission." As one of the few light gun games for the Genesis, Lethal Enforcers is still a good time, but only when taken in small doses.
Just Games Retro
I'd nearly forgotten about this game until I saw Heat again this weekend, and was reminded of two travesties. First, I still don't own Heat, and I don't know why. Second, I'd forgotten about one of my favorite arcade games. I played this game religiously when it was released in the local arcade. I vaguely remember spending a good weekend trying to get it to work with MAME a few years ago, failed, got frustrated, and apparently banished it to the Phantom Zone.