DescriptionSavage 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.
- "Project 5" -- Working title
Part of the Following Group
|A susprising little gem with varied gameplay for action fans.||DOS||Trixter (8731)|
|A wonderful classic you just can't miss.||DOS||Tomer Gabel (4365)|
The Press Says
|Computer and Video Games (CVG)||ZX Spectrum||Dec, 1988||87 out of 100||87|
|Dragon||Commodore 64||Mar, 1990||80|
|CU Amiga||Amiga||Aug, 1989||79 out of 100||79|
|Amiga Computing||Amiga||Sep, 1989||76 out of 100||76|
|Zzap!||Amiga||Aug, 1989||71 out of 100||71|
|ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment)||Commodore 64||Jan, 1989||704 out of 1000||70|
|Power Play||Amstrad CPC||Dec, 1988||67 out of 100||67|
|The Games Machine (UK)||Atari ST||Aug, 1989||58 out of 100||58|
|Power Play||Atari ST||Aug, 1989||58 out of 100||58|
|Power Play||DOS||Aug, 1989||52 out of 100||52|
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EGA versionApparently 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.
- ST Format
- January 1990 (Issue #06) - Included in the list 50 Games of the Year. Category "Real Dogs"
Related Web Sites
- A review of the Sinclair version of Savage (A very good description and review of the game.)