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Sentinel Returns (PlayStation)

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Description

Enter a surreal world where you must battle the Sentinel and his sentries over 650 chequered, 3D landscapes. Energy and movement are completely redefined in this unique blend of arcade and strategy elements. You, only known as an intelligent presence, move about the landscape by teleporting between robot "hulls". Any object in your field of vision can be absorbed for energy, as long as you also see the square of the landscape that the object is standing on. By aiming at any square your can see, and spending energy, you can create a new robot hull and teleport your presence to it, or you can create neutral objects: trees to block yourself from the Sentinel's gaze, or boulders that can be stacked. You gain height in the landscape by creating a robot on top of a stack of boulders, until you can see the Sentinel's square at the highest point in the landscape and absorb him. The problem is that the Sentinel slowly rotates and ruthlessly absorbs anything in his field of vision that is more potent than a tree, including yourself. In later levels, his sentries will threaten you with absorption from several directions.

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An addictive, nail-biting strategy game full of tension and brain hurting puzzles. jonny banks (3) 4.67 Stars4.67 Stars4.67 Stars4.67 Stars4.67 Stars

The Press Says

Power Unlimited Jul, 1998 10 out of 10 100
Super Play Jul, 1998 79 out of 100 79
GameSpot Nov 09, 1998 7.7 out of 10 77
Absolute Playstation Aug, 1998 76 out of 100 76
Joypad Jul, 1998 6 out of 10 60
Svenska PlayStation Magasinet Sep, 1998 5 out of 10 50

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Trivia

"Sentinel Returns" is based on the game "Sentinel", a classic 8-bit micro game written by legendary Geoff Crammond (REVS, Grand Prix), which was initially released for the BBC microcomputer. The gameplay is virtually unchanged in this sequel, though modern hardware definitely adds some spice and speed to the highly original and surreal concept.

The music ("Earth" and "Air") is written by John Carpenter, famous horror movie director and music composer.

"Sentinel" and "Sentinel Returns" are games you either love or hate, due to their uniqueness and surreal nature.

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Corn Popper (69753) added Sentinel Returns (PlayStation) on Jun 11, 2002
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