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Gremlins 2: The New Batch

MobyRank MobyScore
Commodore 64
...
4.5
Atari ST
...
4.5
Amiga
52
4.2

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Our Users Say

Platform Votes Score
Amiga 3 4.2
Amstrad CPC 1 4.0
Atari ST 2 4.5
Commodore 64 2 4.5
DOS 7 2.5
MSX 2 4.5
ZX Spectrum 3 4.0
Combined MobyScore 20 3.7


The Press Says

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82
AmigaComputer and Video Games (CVG)
Both graphics and sound fit the bill nicely, with well-animated characters and loads of sampled sound, but the gameplay suffers from being over-difficult in parts, making things some what frustrating. There are some very nice touches, such as Gizmo parachuting in Rambo-style when the correct token is collected, and the Gremlins disappearing with a satisfying 'squelch' when blasted. Overall, a fun game that will please platform fans, but definitely not one for novices.
74
Atari STRaze
Then sanity prevails and the disk goes out of the window instead - this game is so-o-o-o frustrating. On the plus side there are some excellent sound effects, the speech when Billy dies, and the chuckles of the Gremlins, all of which appear to be sampled. There even seems to be a bit of Star Trek in there as the lift doors slide open, and the torch fires. The characters themselves are all superbly detailed but it all seems to pale as the joystick flies across the room in frustration. Admittedly, platform games do need an element of difficulty to make them addictive but this really has gone too far.
74
AmigaRaze
Then sanity prevails and the disk goes out of the window instead - this game is so-o-o-o frustrating. On the plus side there are some excellent sound effects, the speech when Billy dies, and the chuckles of the Gremlins, all of which appear to be sampled. There even seems to be a bit of Star Trek in there as the lift doors slide open, and the torch fires. The characters themselves are all superbly detailed but it all seems to pale as the joystick flies across the room in frustration. Admittedly, platform games do need an element of difficulty to make them addictive but this really has gone too far.
72
ZX SpectrumYour Sinclair
The game is a pretty difficult right-to-left scroller, and requires both practice and a method. But it's also annoying, and you won't have a hell of a lot of inclination to continue playing.
70
Atari STST Format
While Gremlins 2 won't win any prizes for originality, children will love the theme and it won't get completed in two days. The game is hard; to complete a level you need to know where and when one of the Gremlins is going to pop up out of the scenery. It's nothing special but quite appealing nonetheless.
69
Commodore 64Commodore Format
Gremlins 2 is challenging and there are several puzzles to solve but in the main it's all a little too difficult, frustrating in fact. There's also a lack of variety between levels, making it a bit repetitive.
50
AmigaASM (Aktueller Software Markt)
Insgesamt gesehen ist Gremlins 2 eine zweifelhafte Produktion, die nur wenig Feinheiten aufweist (eine Zwei-Billy-Option ist vorhanden; allerdings ein Spieler nach dem anderen). Es wird sich herausstellen, ob der User bereit ist, hier zuzugreifen. Für alle Gremlin-Fans allerdings, die schon Sticker, Puppen und Poster besitzen, kommt ein weiteres Sammler-Objekt hinzu...
50
AmigaAmiga Power
A good film licence.
42
AmigaAmiga Joker
Die Grafiker und Soundmacher haben sich zumindest den „Silbernen Gizmo“ verdient, dem Spieldesigner dagegen sollte man alle Gremlins dieser Welt auf den Hals hetzen! So richtig empfehlenswert ist das Game nur für Sammler von gelungenen Intros (der Vorspann ist wirklich besonders nett!), aber auch Software-Masochisten dürfen bei Gremlins 2 bedenkenlos zugreifen. Der Rest der Welt sollte sich lieber den Film zweimal anschauen, das kostet weniger, und man hat auch länger was davon...
40
AmigaACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment)
Without these playability problems, Gremlins 2 could have been a really good game. Unfortunately, it's... well... pretty evil.
40
AmigaZzap!
The original movie had to be one of the weirdest mainstream films of the Eighties, and made a pretty neat computer game from Adventuresoft (80%, Issue 2). The belated sequel had a weak plot, but spectacular FX with zillions of oddball Gremlins and ways to kill them – who can forget the 'Gremlin in the shredder' scene or Rambo Gizmo? Now as the film hits the video stores, Elite finally unleash a conversion packed the vicious little monsters.
38
Atari STPower Play
Auch auf dem Atari ST wurden die grünen Widerlinge gnadenlos von den Programmierern niedergemacht. Scrolling sucht man vergebens: Die Bildschirme werden schön brav umgeblendet, was die Vitalität des Spiels ganz gewaltig anfrißt. Die Grafik ist etwas matter und die Musikbegleitung fällt, wie zu erwarten, auch magerer aus.
38
AmigaPower Play
Man nehme eine beliebige Hüpf- und Springspielroutine, baue ein paar kichernde Gremlinsprites ein, verstecke in jedem Level einen Gegenstand, und fertig ist das Minimal-Action-Adventure. Den kleinen Mistviechern hätte ich einen besseren Abgang gewünscht. Auch das eingebaute Zeitlimit kann dem Spiel die fehlende Vitalität nicht zurückbringen. Daß man der Amiga-Version einen scrollenden Bildschirm versagt hat, zeugt nicht gerade von der Genialität der Programmierer: Die Gegner tauchen überraschend auf und blasen Billy das Lebenslicht aus. In diesem Spiel ist ganz gewaltig der Gremlin drin.