DescriptionA squad of four tough-guy soldiers have to take out some foes in a jungle. As the game starts, four soldiers are depicted, with any who are not present to play killed immediately - a joystick adaptor is required for 3 or 4 player games.
Leatherneck resembles Ikari Warriors - waves of soldiers move down the screen shooting at you, and you must shoot them before the bullets make contact. You are armed with grenades to take out mounted turrets, or kill a wide range of enemies at once, but watch out for enemy grenades. There are extra ammunition crates and improved weapons to pick up - waggle the joystick to toggle which one you are using.
Unusually, your shots are long-range and take effect instantly. You cannot change the direction you are facing, instead having the ability to strafe.
Part of the Following Group
|Good for a few minutes, but...||Amiga||*Katakis* (37914)|
|ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment)||Amiga||Aug, 1988||897 out of 1000||90|
|ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment)||Atari ST||Oct, 1988||880 out of 1000||88|
|The Games Machine (UK)||Amiga||Jul, 1988||76 out of 100||76|
|The Games Machine (UK)||Atari ST||Jul, 1988||76 out of 100||76|
|ASM (Aktueller Software Markt)||Atari ST||Jul, 1988||8.6 out of 12||72|
|Commodore User||Amiga||Jul, 1988||7 out of 10||70|
|Computer and Video Games (CVG)||Atari ST||Jul, 1988||7 out of 10||70|
|Atari ST User||Atari ST||Aug, 1988||7 out of 10||70|
|ST Action||Atari ST||Jul, 1988||62 out of 100||62|
|Power Play||Amiga||Jul, 1988||4 out of 10||40|
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Scoring oddityThis game can be played cooperatively with 2-4 players simultaneously, but weirdly shooting enemy infantry results in a 100 points scored when shooting a fellow player in the back results in earning the player a 1,000 points.
- October 1988 (issue #13) - Included in the Top-100 list of 1987/1988 (editorial staff selection)