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Walker (Amiga)

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Written by  :  xxxxxxxxxxx (197)
Written on  :  Oct 30, 2006
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Summary

One of Psygnosis best

The Good

Anyone who ever owned an Amiga back in the days will remember this game. It is an absolute classic.

A gigantic ED209-like combat robot is sent from the future to Berlin, Germany during the second World War. The player controls the "Walker" with the cursor keys and aims it's machine gun with the mouse. The steering is a bit similiar to the game Abuse which came a few years later. You walk through levels shooting enemy soldiers on the ground (you can also crush them by walking on them!), airplanes, soldiers coming down with parachutes, vehicles, cannons, etc. If you loved killing everyone in Lemmings, you will love Walker. The style of the graphics are very similar, and the enemies are about the same size as the lemmings. Only in Lemmings, you needed to save the little creatures. In Walker, the goal is to wipe them all out! Massacre!

The Bad

The game is absolutely fantastic. The graphics, the sounds (with the ultracool radio-speech and everything!), the gameplay.... absolutely nothing bad about the game, except for one major detail - the loading times. The game came on three disks, which in THEORY should load pretty fast, but having to wait what feels like almost 10 minutes just for the first level to load is ridiculous. My guess is that the data is extremely crunched.... If you are to play this game with an emulator (like WinUAE), I recommend getting the WHDLoad version of the game, which is done by Codetapper. I don't know any download location for this, but you can always ask on the English Amiga Board at this URL: http://eab.abime.net

The Bottom Line

Walker is possibly the best title Psygnosis ever did for the Amiga. It's on shared first place with Hired Guns. It is a true classic, and it hasn't aged a day. This game doesn't just bring back a endless waves of nostalgia, but should also appeal to new players as well.

Excellent work, Psygnosis!