User review spotlight: Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar (DOS)

The Killing Game Show

The Killing Game Show Screenshots

Amiga version

The Killing Game Show Amiga Waiting

Waiting

The Killing Game Show Amiga what the...?

what the...?

The Killing Game Show Amiga Awakening

Awakening

The Killing Game Show Amiga Target locked

Target locked

The Killing Game Show Amiga Preparing to fire...

Preparing to fire...

The Killing Game Show Amiga Firing

Firing

The Killing Game Show Amiga Boom

Boom

The Killing Game Show Amiga First level

First level

The Killing Game Show Amiga Level 2

Level 2

The Killing Game Show Amiga Killed by a skeleton (pirate?) with a machine gun.

Killed by a skeleton (pirate?) with a machine gun.


The Killing Game Show Screenshots

Atari ST version

The Killing Game Show Atari ST Intro: The protagonist, dormant

Intro: The protagonist, dormant

The Killing Game Show Atari ST Intro: The protagonist, dormant (redux)

Intro: The protagonist, dormant (redux)

The Killing Game Show Atari ST Intro: Ready to kick some butt

Intro: Ready to kick some butt

The Killing Game Show Atari ST Title Screen

Title Screen

The Killing Game Show Atari ST Ooh, reflections!

Ooh, reflections!

The Killing Game Show Atari ST Wreaking havoc (replay)

Wreaking havoc (replay)

The Killing Game Show Atari ST The subtle reminder to use the instant replay's Fast Forward feature

The subtle reminder to use the instant replay's Fast Forward feature

The Killing Game Show Atari ST The protagonist has a decidedly odd walking animation, even though he's human (according to the story, at least)

The protagonist has a decidedly odd walking animation, even though he's human (according to the story, at least)

The Killing Game Show Atari ST ... and he can climb walls.

... and he can climb walls.

The Killing Game Show Atari ST You can jump back into the fray at any point of the replay.

You can jump back into the fray at any point of the replay.

The Killing Game Show Atari ST Y coordinate 09 - the exit can't be far anymore...

Y coordinate 09 - the exit can't be far anymore...


The Killing Game Show Screenshots

Genesis version

The Killing Game Show Genesis The US title screen. I am still at a loss as to why the title was changed.

The US title screen. I am still at a loss as to why the title was changed.

The Killing Game Show Genesis Euro and Japanese title screen - that's more like it.

Euro and Japanese title screen - that's more like it.

The Killing Game Show Genesis Oh, and did I mention the Jap version had the FMV intro?

Oh, and did I mention the Jap version had the FMV intro?

The Killing Game Show Genesis The video window has been drastically reduced.

The video window has been drastically reduced.

The Killing Game Show Genesis ...as well as the color count...

...as well as the color count...

The Killing Game Show Genesis ...as well as the frame count...

...as well as the frame count...

The Killing Game Show Genesis Yet, despite that the cartridge ROM is double the size of the US release.

Yet, despite that the cartridge ROM is double the size of the US release.

The Killing Game Show Genesis The intro plays in complete silence.

The intro plays in complete silence.

The Killing Game Show Genesis I wish they kept the SOTB 2 intro the way they kept this one.

I wish they kept the SOTB 2 intro the way they kept this one.

The Killing Game Show Genesis Yeah! Welcome to the Killing Game Show!

Yeah! Welcome to the Killing Game Show!

The Killing Game Show Genesis Please note the reflective D.O.L. (deadly organic liquid) is much uglier in this version.

Please note the reflective D.O.L. (deadly organic liquid) is much uglier in this version.

The Killing Game Show Genesis The first two levels are the "easiest".

The first two levels are the "easiest".

The Killing Game Show Genesis So expect to die a lot.

So expect to die a lot.

The Killing Game Show Genesis If just reaching the top wasn't challenging enough, you also have to get all the crystals on your way up.

If just reaching the top wasn't challenging enough, you also have to get all the crystals on your way up.

The Killing Game Show Genesis By this point the game's difficulty starts to aggravate you.

By this point the game's difficulty starts to aggravate you.

The Killing Game Show Genesis This is as far as you will get without cheating :)

This is as far as you will get without cheating :)

The Killing Game Show Genesis Levels often contain an excessive number of keys.

Levels often contain an excessive number of keys.

The Killing Game Show Genesis And some levels hide some really nasty surprises right near the end.

And some levels hide some really nasty surprises right near the end.

The Killing Game Show Genesis Thank goodness for Game Genie.

Thank goodness for Game Genie.

The Killing Game Show Genesis Every new world has a pretty distinct look.

Every new world has a pretty distinct look.

The Killing Game Show Genesis This one, for example, has all things skeletal in it.

This one, for example, has all things skeletal in it.

The Killing Game Show Genesis This level is nearly impossible to complete even with all the cheats on!

This level is nearly impossible to complete even with all the cheats on!