DescriptionFollowing the movie series (and released in conjunction with The Godfather III)- work your way up the Corleone family ladder over the span of 50 years, and attempt to destroy the rival families.
A walk-n-shoot game; each of the five levels represents a decade from the 1940s to the 1980s. Shooting rivals increases your standing, while shooting innocent people lowers it.
Each level also provides the opportunity for shootouts, a reflex-testing mini-game that requires you to kill people who draw their guns as quickly as possible, while not killing those that don't draw their guns.
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Part of the Following Groups
- BPjS / BPjM indexed games
- Inspiration: Movies
- Protagonist: Gangster
- Setting: City - New York
- The Godfather games
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|Amiga Action||Amiga||Dec, 1991||95 out of 100||95|
|The One for ST Games||Atari ST||Feb, 1992||80 out of 100||80|
|Pelit||Amiga||Jan, 1992||69 out of 100||69|
|ST Format||Atari ST||Jun, 1992||62 out of 100||62|
|Amiga Joker||Amiga||Jan, 1992||58 out of 100||58|
|Amiga Power||Amiga||Feb, 1992||56 out of 100||56|
|PC Joker||DOS||Feb, 1992||51 out of 100||51|
|Amiga Format||Amiga||Mar, 1992||46 out of 100||46|
|Play Time||DOS||Mar, 1992||42 out of 100||42|
|ASM (Aktueller Software Markt)||Amiga||May, 1992||5 out of 12||42|
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ExtrasSome boxes in the UK, had two free promotional material: "A Pictographic history of The Godfather Movies Part I, II and II" contains a plot summary, trivia, colour photographs and 'The Corleone Family Tree' on the back cover. And advertisement of CIC Video's boxset "Godfather the Epic 1901-1959" (Parts 1&2) with added footage and announcement of "The Godfather Part III" release in 1992, all on video cassette [VHS].
German indexOn March 31, 1993, The Godfather: The Action Game was put on the infamous German index by the BPjS. For more information about what this means and to see a list of games sharing the same fate, take a look here: BPjS/BPjM indexed games.
LevelsThe game came out a year after the final movie was released in 1990. Certain scenes are based and/or inspired from all three "the Godfather" movies, notable examples are: 1940s era New York City setting of the 1st movie (1945 onwards), location of Havana, Cuba comes from 2nd movie and 3rd movie, the helicopter attack on the conservatory.
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