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Beautiful backgrounds, horrible screams and tacky box artwork all add up to a tasteless, mindless, wonderful piece of software. Go for it!
The graphics, scrolling and animation is all top notch. Sound, too, is very impressive (screams, gunfire etc) all of which help to make this one of the most enjoyable Commando/Rambo type games ever to have appeared.
If it's bloodlust your after then this one delivers. Gauntlet II has followed down the four-player path but it hasn't diminished its enjoyment level.
AmigaThe Games Machine (UK) (Jul, 1988)
Amiga Leatherneck is exactly the same as the ST game in graphics, sound FX, use of colour and gameplay.
Atari STThe Games Machine (UK) (Jul, 1988)
The addition of the multiplayer element makes Leatherneck a far more enjoyable game than a standard single-player shoot-'em-up.
Atari STST/Amiga Format (Jul, 1988)
A fun action game for just one or two players but a real event for three or four. Invite your friends round an you're guaranteed hours of magnificent, mindless mayhem.
Atari STASM (Aktueller Software Markt) (Jul, 1988)
LEATHERNECK ist dagegen zu realistisch, um nur als einfaches Baller- oder Kriegsspiel charakterisiert zu werden. Für meinen Begriff wird das neues MICRODEAL-Produkt in England, vielleicht auch in den Staaten, zu einem Renner werden - in unseren Landen wird man vermutlich alsbald nur noch auf dem Schwarzmarkt über dieses Programm reden. Technisch gut, aber inhaltlich mehr als nur umstritten. Entscheidet selbst!
Atari STComputer and Video Games (CVG) (Jul, 1988)
Excellent fun, but it would have been better if the difficulty level varied according to the number of players. And by the way, if you're playing with a pal and you're not getting on with him, you can always shoot him!
Atari STAtari ST User (Aug, 1988)
Leatherneck is a competently programmed game, but I suspect it will have limited lasting appeal. However, if you can get together with two or three friends you'll be guaranteed a jolly good blast.
AmigaCommodore User (Jul, 1988)
Leatherneck is a pretty good attempt at an Ikari game. Graphically it's a treat, with particularly splendid jungle backdrops and the leatherneck warriors are well defined. My only gripe is that the enemy soldiers are too skinny and small.
AmigaYour Amiga (Aug, 1988)
Leatherneck plays well although you are likely to progress much further if there is more than one of you playing. It seems strange that no changes are made to the defending forces depending on the number of players.
Atari STST Action (Jul, 1988)
This is definitely a contender for "The hardest game of 1988"; it took me ages just to get my score over the ten-thousand mark! The graphics work really well and the tune is good, and though a few quirks in the program make it very hard to progress, it is great fun trying. As first it is more luck than judgement, but, after a while, you can memorize the attack waves and learn how to avoid them.
AmigaAmiga Computing (Aug, 1988)
Leathernecks is not the best game on the Amiga but far from being the worst. If you want to audition for Rambo IV give it a try, you won't be disappointed.
AmigaPower Play (Jul, 1988)
Zusammen mit der aufpeitschenden Musik und der sauberen Grafik macht Leatherneck einen äußerst professionellen Eindruck und kann sich mit so manchem Spielautomaten messen. Spieltechnisch hapert's aber. Man kann zum Beispiel nur nach vorne schießen, es gibt keine Extras und dar Schwierigkeitsgrad ist von Beginn an frustrierend hoch. Fortgeschrittene Spieler, die nichts gegen beinharte Action haben, werden an dieser wilden Ballerei am ehesten ihren Spaß haben.