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Night Stalker (Intellivision)

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Written by  :  gametrader (229)
Written on  :  Feb 01, 2006
Platform  :  Intellivision
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Summary

Maze game shooter with nice dark atmosphere.

The Good

When it came out it was a nice combination of a Pac-Man like maze and Berzerk shooting. There was some strategy involved in planning the best route to get your player into position to shoot the enemies. The background music sets the mood with a low rhythmic moaning that adds to the dark feeling of the game.

The Bad

The first levels are the slowest you will ever encounter in a maze game. But you will need the extra time as things get harder. The control pad makes turning corners such a chore. Almost all the time you get killed is while trying to round a corner to get away from the robot and you get shot.

These issues were not as much of a big deal when the game came out but since there are so many other games in the same category now they seem exaggerated.

The Bottom Line

You are exploring a dark mysterious cave. You have creatures to kill and creatures to avoid. Your only weapon is a gun and it only has six shots and you must find them as you use them up. Avoid the enemies that freeze your player for a few seconds because that is all it takes for the robot to get a bead on you and that is one more life down.