User Reviews

There are no reviews for the NES release of this game. You can use the links below to write your own review or read reviews for the other platforms of this game.


Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.3
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.3
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.3
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.2
Overall User Score (12 votes) 3.3


Critic Reviews

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50
The Video Game Critic (Nov 17, 2004)
Sometimes Cabal doesn't make much sense. For example, when you complete a stage, all of the scenery on the screen collapses into a dusty heap. I can understand buildings collapsing at a fort, but is it really necessary for the swamp to cave in as well? It's equally strange how at the end of each stage your soldier celebrates by running around and waving his gun like a bow-legged hillbilly! Cabal isn't great, but if you're looking for a unique shooter, it has its moments.
42
Questicle.net (Apr, 2011)
Cabal is pretty generous with five lives and three continues, but there’s no password system to move further in the game. This would be ok if the game seemed to take actual skill to beat – again, if it were like Contra. Sadly, it feels like just a random mishmash of decent ideas that don’t congeal well into an actual game, regardless of if it’s a mindless shooter or an action-RPG (which is a genre that didn’t technically exist yet, unless you count Zelda, but the term hadn’t been coined then, so it’s hard to sa-).