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[Retest] A simple principle, but an incredible compelling game.
Colourful, fast and detailed, the solid 3D graphics here are a joy to behold. The soundtrack's great too, with a running background tune throughout and great bursts of theme music to mark changes to the scene.
To begin with The Sentinel may prove frustrating, although the mouse control option helpfully cuts down on the keys needed, but once the first landscape has been mastered you will be hooked on one of the most compelling games ever. Scrolling remains stepped, like Driller, but is much faster on the Amiga and, together with some excellent music, makes this a first-rate conversion of a first-class game.
Power Play (Jul, 1988)
Jetzt ist endlich eine Umsetzung des genialen Strategie-Spiels für den Amiga erschienen. Sie scrollt von allen Versionen am schnellsten, was dem Spielfluß sehr gut bekommt. Neben den bekannten Soundeffekten sorgt eine Hintergrundmusik für stimmungsvolle Untermalung.
Commodore User (May, 1988)
In the two years since the Amiga became something of a household name, there has been very little original software produced for it. A few software houses, like Psygnosis and Cinemaware, deliver the goods, granted. But on the whole the Amiga’s software base seems to consist generally of conversions from 8-bit games, which are then tarted up a bit.
ST/Amiga Format (Aug, 1988)
The Amiga version scores over the ST with the addition of David Whittaker's stereo sound effects and musical accompaniments to your activities. [...] We're talking as near to the infinite as you'll probably care to consider - by the time you've completed its 10,000 levels of tactical planning one thing's for sure - you'll know the meaning of the word Absorbing. Because your rate of success determines the number of your next world, the pathways to increasing difficulty are many and varied. If you can complete level 36 please write and tell us how! We've heard that landscape 6734 is a bit of a bind too. Like chess, you could be playing this game for ever. It's an instant classic.
You might find the strategy and fast thinking involved in The Sentinel fascinating, or you might find it stunningly boring, but the fact is that you will probably never finish it. There are 10,000 levels to complete, each with an 8-digit access code which is revealed when you complete the previous level. Make sure you see The Sentinel, but before you buy, ask whether the thrill is likely to last for 10,000 levels.
Fazit: Nach wie vor eines der innovativsten Strategiespiele überhaupt!
(page 72)
Amiga Joker (Feb, 1995)
Aus heutiger Sicht wirken Steuerung (mit der Maus erträglicher als per Tastatur) und Grafik zwar ziemlich angestaubt, aber wer einmal die Adrenalinstöße dieses Katz-und-Maus-Spiels gespürt hat, kann verstehen, daß die Begeisterung seinerzeit groß war – erst am 64er (trotz quälend langsamer Grafik), dann auf allen 16-Bittern. Außerdem waren ausgefüllte Vektorflächen anno 1987 noch keine Selbstverständlichkeit, und nur der Amiga konnte mit stimmiger Musik nebst futuristischen Effekten aufwarten. Zudem gab es keine Nachladezeiten, weil alle Levels vorberechnet sind und dieser Code in den verteilten Paßwörtern abgesichert wird.