Savage

Critic Score User Score
Amiga
...
...
Amstrad CPC
76
4.0
DOS
...
3.9
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Description

Savage contains three different parts, each with its own style. You can play all three, but to get more than one life on levels 2 or 3, you must first input the code earned on completing the previous level.

You play Savage, a muscular warrior who was imprisoned in a castle. When he broke free, he found out that his imprisonment had been a trick with the sole purpose of imprisoning his love, the maiden. You have to progress through the 3 parts of the game to rescue her.

The first is a simple horizontal-scrolling shooter, in which you use the trajectory of your shots to kill enemies and collect the treasures and improved weapons they drop when killed. The second is a 1st person perspective 3D shooter resembling Space Harrier, with skulls to shoot and monoliths to avoid. In the third you play Savage's Eagle form, flying through platform-style levels avoiding timing-based hazards and shooting anyone who gets in your way. In this section bubbles can be shot to release power-ups.

Screenshots

Savage Atari ST Part 1 title screen
Savage Atari ST Hit a monolith
Savage Atari ST Up a level
Savage Commodore 64 Found a protective power-up

Alternate Titles

  • "Project 5" -- Working title

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User Reviews

A susprising little gem with varied gameplay for action fans. DOS Trixter (8724)
A wonderful classic you just can't miss. DOS Tomer Gabel (4362)

Critic Reviews

Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum Dec, 1988 9 out of 10 90
Computer and Video Games (CVG) ZX Spectrum Dec, 1988 87 out of 100 87
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Commodore 64 Dec, 1988 10.2 out of 12 85
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amstrad CPC Dec, 1988 9.8 out of 12 82
Amiga Computing Amiga Sep, 1989 76 out of 100 76
The Games Machine (UK) Amstrad CPC Jan, 1989 75 out of 100 75
Zzap! Amiga Aug, 1989 71 out of 100 71
Power Play Amstrad CPC Dec, 1988 67 out of 100 67
Power Play Atari ST Aug, 1989 58 out of 100 58
The Games Machine (UK) Atari ST Aug, 1989 58 out of 100 58

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Trivia

EGA version

Apparently a very rare EGA version of the game also exists. Most of the graphics are 320x200, but the 1st-person perspective gameplay of level 2 uses 640x200 to get extra detail in the approaching columns while they are still far away.

Awards

  • ST Format
    • January 1990 (Issue #06) - Included in the list 50 Games of the Year. Category "Real Dogs"

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Contributed to by EboMike (3009), Kabushi (133109), Martin Smith (63068) and Tomer Gabel (4362)