Purple Saturn Day Reviews (Amiga)
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ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) (Mar, 1989)
Hard to tell the versions apart, which is a testament to how good the ST one was. The pictures are magnificent and the gameplay varied and riveting.
Zzap! (Mar, 1989)
The presentation is very atmospheric - in fact, the way the graphics, sound and presentation work together, reminds me very much of that cartoon, Battle of the Planet (anyone remember that?). However, potential buyers beware, this game is very odd! It takes a lot of thought to win on all the games in training, never mind in competition, and if that's not your cup of tea then you'd better try it out first.
Your Amiga (Apr, 1989)
Hats off once again to the guys at Exxos who have come up with yet another off-beat yet highly enjoyable package, my only regret was that there was no two player version. I await the next package from Infogrames with anticipation!
The One (Jan, 1989)
It won't come as any great surprise to learn that this version is very similar to that on the ST. The Amiga's sound chip is put to good use and the spot effect are marginally clearer than those heard on the ST.
Commodore User (Feb, 1989)
The graphics are excellent throughout: sharp, well-defined and with a singularly deranged Gallic flavour all of their own. The sound effects are firm and complement the graphics well, but the only real drawback is the relative unoriginality of the gameplay. Hold the 'shimmering monoliths'. A sports sim, is a sports sim, is a sports sim.
The Games Machine (UK) (Mar, 1989)
The aliens learn as games are played, and their new characteristics saved to disk, so challenge is always present. But the great anomaly is the lack of a two-player option. This corrected, Purple Saturn Day would be a fun, highly competitive multi-event game, rather than a mildly entertaining one.
Amiga User International (Mar, 1989)
What is there is very good, but with a little more development, perhaps a couple of additional games (in PSD II?) Purple Saturn Day could have really made it big. Nevertheless, recommended to everyone who wants a real exciting 'Tronnish' feeling game.
Retro Archives (Oct 14, 2018)
À version identique, même remarque: Purple Saturn Day sur Amiga est un jeu toujours aussi original, avec une identité visuelle toujours aussi forte et un contenu toujours aussi limité. On s’amuse, c’est un fait, mais la question reste de savoir pour combien de temps.
Amiga Computing (Apr, 1989)
Purple Saturn Day has a number of very good features, excellent sound effects and some very effective graphic sequences. The problem is that the individual games e fairly uninspiring - there's no real desire to compete again and again.