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Predator

User Reviews

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Our Users Say

Platform Votes Score
Amiga 5 3.2
Amstrad CPC 2 3.8
Atari ST 4 4.1
BBC Micro 1 5.0
Commodore 64 5 3.8
Electron Awaiting 1 votes...
ZX Spectrum 3 2.8
Combined MobyScore 20 3.6


The Press Says

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90
Commodore 64Computer and Video Games (CVG)
Mega-tough arcade blasting in the more than amicable company of Schwarzenegger and Co - in other words, a fab piece of re-released software!
90
Amstrad CPCComputer and Video Games (CVG)
The colourful graphics of the C64 version and he Spectrum's difficulty level combine in Amstrad Predator to give CPC owners a smashing game.
90
ZX SpectrumComputer and Video Games (CVG)
All in all, Predator is an excellent game where the hunter becomes the hunted. Buy it and experience fear.
84
Commodore 64The Games Machine (UK)
Best of the three versions, Predator is a creditable film license, and an interesting reworking of the scrolling shoot-'em-up.
83
ZX SpectrumComputer and Video Games (CVG)
A mostly green screen lessens the overall impact of the game, but the larger sprites and even trickier play make up for Predator's monochromatic shortfalls.
76
Amstrad CPCThe Games Machine (UK)
It is only the limited gameplay of each level that makes Predator something of a let down, although despite this, it manages to be a very enjoyable shoot-'em-up.
70
Atari STThe Games Machine (UK)
On the whole Predator is an enjoyable shoot-'em-up with some neat effects but a disappointingly straightforward conversion from its 8-bit predecessors.
70
ZX SpectrumThe Games Machine (UK)
It's such a pity that much of the film's atmosphere isn't given proper justice in the green and black scrolling levels of the Spectrum. The background scenes of jungle foliage look very impressive, but they tend to obscure soldiers, vultures and bullets moving around the screen, spoiling playability.
70
Atari STAtari ST User
This is very similar to Ikari Warriors. The difference is that here the scenery scrolls sideways, whereas Ikari scrolls vertically. It's basically a Rambo type game in which you cut, hack and blast your way through the jungle. It's good, but I think I prefer Ikari.
65
Commodore 64ASM (Aktueller Software Markt)
Doch nun zur abschließenden Bewertung: PREDATOR ist nicht ganz das, was man sich erwartet hat. Vor allem auf dem 64er ist PREDATOR etwas langsam, das Gameplay nicht besonders spannend. Letzteres ist auf dem Schneider o.k. Wie die ST-Version aussieht, wird sich noch herausstellen. Es lag noch keine endgültige Version zum Testen vor. Fazit: Mittelmäßig, für den Schneider besser.
62
Atari STST Action
I'm still fairly undecided about this one. It is true that the game has a fair amount of action and the animation of the characters is quite good. However, the pace of the game is so slow that, on getting killed for the umpteenth time, I actually timed the opening helicopter sequence - 42 seconds! What a waste of time having to go through that rigmarole every time a new game is started. Overall, not something to shout too loudly about although, knowing my luck, everyone will think it a hit and I'll left with egg on my face. It could be good if everything was speeded up by a factor of two and the unnecessary bits cut out - enough said.
61
Commodore 64ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment)
So it's just a question of how far you can get before the thing grinds you down. This would get dull enough even without the game's poorly implemented multi-load.
60
Commodore 64All Game Guide
Overall Predator is a standard action game that makes good use of its movie license. The game also keeps track of the high scores even after being turned off.
53
Amstrad CPCASM (Aktueller Software Markt)
Doch nun zur abschließenden Bewertung: PREDATOR ist nicht ganz das, was man sich erwartet hat. Vor allem auf dem 64er ist PREDATOR etwas langsam, das Gameplay nicht besonders spannend. Letzteres ist auf dem Schneider o.k. Wie die ST-Version aussieht, wird sich noch herausstellen. Es lag noch keine endgültige Version zum Testen vor. Fazit: Mittelmäßig, für den Schneider besser.
46
Commodore 64Happy Computer
Der Schwierigkeitsgrad des Spiels liegt viel zu hoch. Es ist praktisch kaum möglich, die ersten Levels zu überleben, da die Steuerung der Spielfigur ungewöhnlich ist und man nur unpräzise schießen kann. Dafür sind der dritte und vierte Level kindisch einfach, wenn man erst einmal heraushat, wie der Außerirdische zu besiegen ist. Die Mischung aus handfester Action und Strategie hinterlies so einen bitteren Nachgeschmack.
41
Amstrad CPCACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment)
Ridiculous graphic glitches and 5mph bullets spoil any visual impression this sluggish scroller might have made.
35
Commodore 64Power Play
Predator wird wegen des von Anfang an ultra-hohen Schwierigkeitsgrades und der stark gewöhnungsbedürftigen Steuerung schnell nervig. Und wer das erste Mal den Außerirdischen sieht, fragt sich, wozu er sich all die Mühe gemacht hat...