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The Terminator (SEGA Master System)

100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
5 point score based on user ratings.

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Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 1.3
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 1.5
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 2.5
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 2.0
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 2.5
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 1.8
Overall MobyScore (4 votes) 2.0

The Press Says

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Mean Machines
I must admit that I was a bit wary about Terminator at first following the debacle that was the Megadrive version. Imagine my surprise and delight when the Master System Terminator turned out to be a hundred times better than the 16-bit effort. Okay, so the graphics can't match up to the stunning Megadrive ones (although they are pretty good), but what really counts is the beefed up difficulty level. I'd clocked Megadrive Terminator in the same time it took me to get off the first level of the Master System game! The levels have been redesigned and are much longer. The enemies are also more intelligent and there's always enough of them on screen to provide a constant challenge. The game design itself is hardly the most earth-shatteringly original thing to come out of a software house, and with only five levels Terminator may be a little short, but it is easily the best Master System game released in months.
Sega Power
Instead of just writing a game specifically for the Master, Virgin have attempted to cram a full 16-bits' worth onto the 8-bit. It's sharp but nothing ground-breaking.
Player One
Terminator se révèle être un jeu à la réalisation très bien léchée (wouah, l'expression !). Les graphismes, en particulier, sont d'une qualité rare pour une Master. La prise en main du personnage, très difficile au début, est finalement assez bonne.
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt)
Systembedingt Muskeln lassen mußte die 8Bit-Fassung von The Terminator bei der es keine großen Zwischengegner gibt und auch der Aufbau der Level verschieden ist, wenngleich das Spielziel dasselbe bleibt, Bliebe noch anzumerken, daß es sich hierbei insgesamt gesehen nichtsdestotrotz um eine ordentliche Umsetzung handelt, die der l6Bit-Fassung durchaus den Stahlarm reichen kann.
Video Games
Wer sich kaltblütig und erfahren im Umgang mit dem Master-Joypad hält, wird an Arnie & Co. Gefallen finden - doch laßt's Euch nochmals gesagt sein: Einfach ist Terminator nicht!

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Un gioco che risultava essere già mediocre di suo al quale è stata aggiunta una difficoltà assurda che lo rende quasi ingiocabile
Gamers (Germany)
Technisch toll, Grafik und Sound nutzen das Master System richtig aus. Wer spielt es ohne Mogel-Modus durch? Nur Joypad-Akrobaten sehen Level Zwei.