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Operation Wolf

MobyRank MobyScore
MSX
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Amiga
82
3.9
TurboGrafx-16
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2.7

User Reviews

A salute to Chuck Norris and his legacy of blowing up jungles. DOS Zovni (9384)
Taito's first attempt at developing a shooter, and one of the best Amiga *Katakis* (37494)
Typical Coin-Op port that probably did better in the arcade DOS MaiZure (114)

Our Users Say

Platform Votes Score
Amiga 8 3.9
Amstrad CPC 5 3.8
Arcade 3 3.7
Atari ST 5 3.9
Commodore 64 7 3.7
DOS 23 3.3
FM Towns 1 4.0
MSX 5 2.8
NES 9 3.3
SEGA Master System 3 3.8
TurboGrafx-16 3 2.7
Wii 3 2.7
ZX Spectrum 9 3.7
Combined MobyScore 84 3.5


The Press Says

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93
Atari STGénération 4
Graphismes fantastiques, animation parfaite, Operation Wolf relève encore une fois la barre des adaptations, encore plus haut. Pour le premier produit réalisé par Océan France, on peut dire qu'ils entrent par la grande porte : c'est facile, on ne voit quasiment pas de différence avec la version arcade, si ce n'est qu'on a une souris entre les mains et plus un fusil-mitrailleur...
93
AmigaGénération 4
Graphismes fantastiques, animation parfaite, Operation Wolf relève encore une fois la barre des adaptations, encore plus haut. Pour le premier produit réalisé par Océan France, on peut dire qu'ils entrent par la grande porte : c'est facile, on ne voit quasiment pas de différence avec la version arcade, si ce n'est qu'on a une souris entre les mains et plus un fusil-mitrailleur...
92
Commodore 64Computer and Video Games (CVG)
Buy Op - Wolf - it's a brilliant conversion and you will get a lot of fun out of it.
91
Commodore 64Zzap!
A brilliant conversion with tons of atmosphere and playability.
91
ZX SpectrumComputer and Video Games (CVG)
The tricks that you discover after you have played Op - Wolf a good few times, like shooting the birds, and the pig that scampers on to pick up more ammo. It is this kind of attention to details that makes for a good coin-op conversion irrespective of the graphical capabilities of the computer you are playing the game on.
91
Atari STComputer and Video Games (CVG)
Special mention has to be made of the quality of the graphics on the ST and Amiga versions - the armoured cars, choppers and gun boats are identical to their counterparts in the coin-op. I suppose a certain degree of near-coin-op graphics is now taken for granted in ST and Amiga conversions - but what pleased me particularly on the ST version is the little details of game play that have not been forgotten.
90
SEGA Master SystemThe Games Machine (UK)
If you haven't got a light-gun yet, this will sure push you into getting one. It's probably more suited to the Sega - and its light-gun - than any other machine. Buy it!
90
Commodore 64Commodore User
Accordingly, I can unreservedly advise all those 64 owners with a compatible mouse to rush out and buy Op Wolf immediately. However, all you joystick wielders (the large majority by far) should saunter out casually and purchase it at your leisure - and get a mouse, too.
90
SEGA Master SystemComputer and Video Games (CVG)
Operation Wolf is a brilliant game - if you've got a light gun, put on your combat gear and go on a mission to liberate a copy from your local Sega shop!
89
Commodore 64ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment)
Operation Wolf was never a game to test your brain-power - it's undiluted mayhem and mass murder all the way. The 8-bit versions of the game are surprisingly faithful to the original coin-op: not only has all the action and gameplay been captured but so has the excitement, making it one of the most satisfying and compulsive shoot-em-ups to have appeared in a long time.
89
TurboGrafx-16Player One
Une carte réellement défoulante et à la réalisation enlevée, que tous les amateurs de la version originale et de shoot 'em up speedants se doivent de posséder.
89
Amstrad CPCThe Games Machine (UK)
The best of the 8-bit versions with not only the pace of the coin-op but the violence to match. Operation Wolf shows off to perfection the Amstrad's ability to combine high levels of detail with extensive colours. Together with a changing style of play on each screen this version looks, plays and basically IS extremely good.
89
Atari STThe One
It's a perfect conversion and as such it's a fantastic game both aesthetically and in terms of playability. The cross-hair system works a lot better than expected and the whole feel is just so good it virtually IS the coin-op.
89
AmigaThe One
Of course the Amiga version is arcade perfect too, with the only real difference being meatier sound effects, slightly refined graphics and the need for less disk swapping as it comes on just two disks (rather than ST's staggering three!). Go get it!
87
ZX SpectrumThe Games Machine (UK)
An army of large, bold characters rampage through the levels with as much detail as the arcade original. Although things become confusing when the screen gets crowded, distant soldiers inevitably lose some of their detail. However, the sheer speed and ferocious action over-rules any minor quibbles to be found in this excellent coin-op conversion.
86
TurboGrafx-16Zero
Operation Wolf was a classic in its day, but today it looks tired against the latest selection of blood 'n' bullets blasters. Despite that, it's immensely playable on the Engine - more so than the 16-bit versions.
85
Amstrad CPCComputer and Video Games (CVG)
Op Wolf was an arcade smash, a C+VG HIT! conversion and now, a budget re-release. Simply blast through six levels of scrolling enemy territory, in order to save kidnapped hostages. This is the best of the 8-bit versions, with colourful graphics and addictive gameplay, and well worth hunting down for three quid
84
AmigaCommodore User
Op Wolf is both addictive and compelling. Shame about all the disk swapping but, Ocean say, that was the only way you could have the whole game.
80
Commodore 64Commodore Force
There's plenty of on-screen action, clear, well defined graphics and a wealth of enemy hardware that needs trashing - I like it.
80
SEGA Master SystemTilt
Les graphismes sont réussis, l'animation est rapide et, surtout, le tir est bien plus précis que sur micro. Cette version présente l'avantage de pouvoir se jouer indifféremment au joystick ou au Light Phaser. Il est plus aisé de réaliser de bons scores avec le joystick, mais il est évident que c'est avec le Light Phaser que ce jeu prend toute sa dimension. Le meilleur jeu de tir sur cette console.
80
SEGA Master SystemRetroage
Trudno doszukać się wyraźnych wad Operation Wolf. To po prostu bardzo solidny tytuł; jeden z najlepszych "celowniczków" swojej epoki. Sam na dobre kilka dni ochoczo wciągnąłem się w sianie słodkiej, bezmyślnej pożogi pośród złych wirtualnych ludzików. Wszystko to w imię pomocy tym dobrym wirtualnym ludzikom.
80
AmigaAmiga User International
While Operation Wolf is addictive and by no means easy, there is no getting away from its rather basic gameplay. Fortunately the frantic pace and spectacular graphics go a long way toward disguising this. So if you want a state of the art arcade machine in your Amiga, you will not be disappointed in Operation Wolf!
80
NESTop Secret
Grafika ładna, animacja też dobra. Irytuje tylko mała ilość "żyć".
80
SEGA Master SystemVideoGame
Cherigo, um país pequeno, acaba de sofrer um golpe de estado. O poder está ocupado agora por um ditador tirânico, que mandou o ex-presidente e todos os funcionários da embaixada do país para um campo de concentração. Você deve infiltrar-se no campo, libertar os prisioneiros e derrotar o ditador, resituindo o poder a quem de direito.
79
Commodore 64The Games Machine (UK)
Suffering a slight loss in graphic definition and quality, this version nevertheless works well to recreate the style and presence of the Taito arcade machine.
78
SEGA Master SystemJoystick (French)
Adaptation d'un gros succès de salles d'arcades, Operation Wolf est bien réalisé pour une machine 8 bits. Inutile donc d'aller claquer vos thunes dans les machines d'arcade, sur Sega c'est presque aussi bien. Le principal avantage d'Operation Wolf réside dans le fait de pouvoir jouer soit au Light Phaser, soit au joystick. Bien sûr, je conseille le flingue, ne serait-ce que pour un réalisme plus proche de l'action.
74
SEGA Master SystemPlayer One
J'émets également des réserves sur l'intérêt pédagogique du soft. D'accord, plus les jeux sont violents, plus on s'amuse. Mais là, tirer sur des bonhommes parfaitement dessinés, c'est quand même un peu fort. Evitez de confier la cartouche à votre petit frère, ça pourrait lui donner de idées. Mais que ces petits reproches ne vous trompent pas. Opération Wolf est un des plus grand jeux de la console Sega. Courez l'acheter, sinon je sors mon flingue.
70
Atari STAtari ST User
Fast-finger, all-action, whizzo, shoot-'em-down experts may find Operation Wolf a leisurely stroll rather than a frantic assault. Even I made it to level six. If/when I clear it I don't think the game will warrant many repeat plays. But until then it's fun, not too demanding and a jolly good blast.
70
NESPlayer One
Mais comment expliquer qu'Opération Wolf se révèle meilleur sur Master, alors que ces machines présentent des performances sensiblement équivalentes ? Enfin, ce n'est pas le ratage complet pour autant, et les fans de ce jeu apprécieront de retrouver ce grand classique sur leur console.
66
AmigaZzap!
The first thing that struck me about Operation Wolf was the incredible length of time that it took to actually get going. The title screen loaded, the music played, the credits appeared, the music stopped and it still wasn't ready! When it finally started I can't admit to being over keen on the control, as the bullets hardly ever seem to hit what you aim at. They seem to be more content to wander off and hit something else – like a hostage! The graphics and sound are very good, though, with large, colourful sprites and sampled effects, but when the game is filled with such long delays due to the awful multiload then it hardly seems worth it.
58
Commodore 64ASM (Aktueller Software Markt)
Nicht, daß ich ein Moralist wäre, mit der Zeit wird es mir zu blöd. OPERATION WOLF kann man mal spielen, aber so richtig gut ist es nicht, da helfen auch eine gute Grafik von Steve Wahid und ein prima Sound von Jonathan Dunn, der sich übrigens gut gemacht hat und bald wohl einen vollwertigen Ersatz für Martin Galway bieten wird, nicht viel. Was soll's...
53
NESMean Machines
The action is very slow, with sprites nonchalantly strolling to their death. The graphics, while not completely disastrous, certainly do little to enhance the fast and furious theme of the game. The lack of attention to detail on the backdrops leaves them looking crab and the stuttering animation makes the whole scene look like an outing of cardboard cut-outs! Using the light gun is certainly preferable to the joypad, which proves fidgety and frustrating, but because the game is visually disappointing, things get very tedious all too quickly. I was hoping that at least the sound effects might save some face, but I'm afraid the machine gun sounds like a baby's rattle, and the explosions are reminiscent of someone munching on a bag of crisps!
50
NESThe Video Game Critic
Here's something you don't see everyday: a light gun game that's best played without a light gun! Strange but true, Operation Wolf is far more enjoyable when you mow down bad guys by moving a cursor around the screen. Each of the game's six stages is a war-torn battle zone, with locations including a jungle, command center, airport, and prison camp. One button is used to shoot, and the other throws grenades that inflict heavy damage. You'll have to constantly replenish you ammunition by shooting icons that appear in place of fallen soldiers. At any given moment there are plenty of vehicles and soldiers running across the screen to fire at. The action is frantic, but take care not to shoot the occasional prisoner or medic squad. So what's wrong with using the Zapper light gun? Well, besides the constant clicking noise, the gun causes too much flashing on the screen. Stick with a normal controller however and you'll definitely have a good time.
31
Commodore 64Power Play
Wenn der Titel “geschmacklosestes Computerspiel“ zur Debatte stünde, dann würde Operation Wolf ohne Zweifel gewinnen. Um das Spiel zu gewinnen, müssen Sie genau 355 Menschen erschießen. Daß hier so fähige Programmierer ihr Talent verschwendet haben, bedauerlich, denn technisch ist Operation Wolf sehr gut gelungen. Aber auch wenn man alle Moral beiseite läßt, bleibt spielerisch nicht sehr viel übrig, Mit dem Joystick steuert sich das Fadenkreuz sehr ungenau und die zufällige Verteilung der Extras macht es vom Glück abhängig, ob man einen Level schafft oder nicht. Uns erschien es beim Test jedenfalls unmöglich, trotz einmaligem “Continue“ weiter als Level 3 zu gelangen. Kurzum: Wer dieses Programm kauft, soll sich nicht wundern, wenn Computerspiele noch mehr ins Kreuzfeuer der Kritik geraten.
20
WiiIGN
The NES edition was crippled in its visuals, in particular, and seemed disappointing in comparison to the coin-op version. And now that same NES edition is crippled even further on the Virtual Console, as here there's no way to use a Zapper light gun to play the game in the way it was originally intended. Nintendo's made it clear that little if any effort is being made with Virtual Console games to update them before they arrive in the Wii Shop, and that policy, though strict, works perfectly well for the majority of titles to hit the service. But Operation Wolf just doesn't work at all, and should never have been selected as an addition to the VC lineup without some sort of light gun compatibility solution. Stay far, far away from this new low on the Virtual Console – it's not worth anywhere near its 500 Wii Point asking price.
10
WiiNintendo Life
If you happen to harbour fond memories of the arcade version then please do not go anywhere near this dire conversion as it will bear no resemblance to the game you once loved.