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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
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.
Amiga Leatherneck is exactly the same as the ST game in graphics, sound FX, use of colour and gameplay.
The addition of the multiplayer element makes Leatherneck a far more enjoyable game than a standard single-player shoot-'em-up.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Zusammen mit der aufpeitschenden
Musik und der sauberen Grafik
macht Leatherneck einen äußerst professionellen Eindruck
und kann sich mit so manchem
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