Fire Power Reviews (Amiga)
|Great Amiga '80s era action game||Frecklefoot (201)|
Our Users Say
|AI||The quality of the game's intelligence, usually for the behavior of opponents.||3.6|
|Gameplay||How well the game mechanics work and the game plays.||4.0|
|Graphics||The visual quality of the game||3.8|
|Personal Slant||A personal rating of the game, regardless of other attributes||4.0|
|Sound / Music||The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition||3.4|
|Story / Presentation||The main creative ideas in the game and how well they are executed. This rating is used for every game except compilations and special editions which don't have unique game content not available in a standalone game or DLC.||1.5|
|Overall User Score (9 votes)||3.7|
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Computer and Video Games (CVG) (Jun, 1988)
If you own an Amiga and do not rush out and buy this, then you are missing one of the best games around. Firepower is setting standards for other software houses to follow.
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) (Jul, 1988)
Attractive graphics compensate for lack of variety in the landscape. The game sizzles along for the most part, but occasionally there are unaccountable losses of speed that can be annoying if they coincide with concentrated hostility from you opponent. Sound is explosive, insistent, and continuous.
Info (Nov, 1987)
The first of their new ONE-ON-ONE series, Fire Power is the ultimate version of capture the flag! (...) Great ditigized sounds. Very playable.
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) (Nov, 1987)
Fassen wir zusammen: Die Grafik ist gut, der Sound ebenfalls. Seim Scrolling hätte man noch etwas tun können, um es zu verbessern. Bei der Motivation eine Note zu geben ist schwierig, da das Programm mit Sicherheit sehr brutal ist und in Kinderhänden nichts zu suchen hat. Wer mit genügend geistigem Abstand an die „Sache rangeht“, der kann sicher seinen „Spaß“ haben. Pazifisten sollten aber einen großen Bogen um FIREPOWER machen. Ich möchte an dieser Stelle nicht schon wieder auf dem Thema Indizierungen herumreiten, bin mir aber ziemlich sicher, daß FIREPOWER bald auf der Liste auftauchen wird. Uns, die wir durch unsere täglichen Spielerfahrungen abgeklärt sind, hat es jedenfalls Spaß gemacht. Aber das ist etwas, was jeder mit sich selbst ausmachen muß!
The Games Machine (UK) (Jun, 1988)
Solo Fire Power is frustrating because of the challenge, but for two players, unlimited lives and head-to-head competition compensate greatly, resulting in a more enjoyable game.
Commodore User (Jun, 1988)
The action can prove a little too tedious on your own, but this minor quibble should not put you off indulging in this enjoyable and well executed game. If you were a fan of Jackal or Tank in the arcades and are looking for something of that genre, hang some fluffy dice from your monitor for authenticity and get trundling.
ST/Amiga Format (Jul, 1988)
The graphics are OK but lack variety. The sound effects are more pleasing - a near constant series of large explosions. Certainly best played with two, but even the action eventually becomes repetitive.
Your Amiga (Jun, 1988)
This offers a combination of strategy and arcade action in a modern setting tank battle. Again, you can play against the computer, human or modem opponent. (...) The game is presented as a top down view with a split screen so that the two opponents can monitor both their own and their enemy's moves. The game plays very well and I much preferred it to the other two player game Galactic Invasion.
Computer Gaming World (CGW) (Dec, 1987)
The action, graphics and sound put this game directly up there with any arcade game - not the home computer variety, but those that take lots of quarters to play. The game system is somewhat challenging, but does not offer much variety or require much strategic thinking. I find Fire Power to be a fair priced design with exceptional presentation. In other words, it is a great shoot 'em up arcade wargame.