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Can You Kill Jason Before He Kills? powerstone05 (349) unrated

Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work and the game plays. 3.1
Graphics The visual quality of the game 2.8
Personal Slant A personal rating of the game, regardless of other attributes 3.2
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.1
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. 2.7
Overall User Score (13 votes) 3.0

Critic Reviews

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Doch hält das Spiel leider - wie in so vielen Fällen - nicht annähernd das, was es verspricht. Nicht nur, daß sich der Handlungsablauf wesentlich harmloser ausnimmt als angekündigt (was ja noch zu ertragen wäre), auch der Sound und vor allem die Grafik lassen (auch bei der Commodore-Version!) sehr zu wünschen übrig.
The Video Game Critic (Oct 29, 2014)
Friday the 13th may be a one-trick pony, but during the Halloween season it's worth playing for at least 30 minutes.
Zzap! (Feb, 1986)
Yet another successful superhype for Domark! After grabbing everyone's interest with rubber bats, fake blood, trick skewer-through-the-heads end clever eye-catching adverts, they finally release a very poor product. How Domark expect a person of any intelligence to read the banal drivel on the cassette inlay and take it seriously I just don't know! The graphics are of very low quality, with pathetically animated sprites, 3D which just doesn't work and a badly drawn (and tiny) landscape. The music's terrible too, consisting of really basic tunes sung with even more basic, ear-grating voices. The only redeeming feature about the sound is the realistic scream which the Commodore utters at regular intervals throughout the game. The most frightening aspect of the game is that some punters will have bought it by the time this review is published and not had a chance to read about how bad it really is.
Just about the only legitimately cool thing here is the long, tortured scream that suddenly pierces your speaker every time someone’s killed, even off-screen. That and stumbling upon a dead body, which sometimes treats you to a close-up of some poor bastard’s head with a gory machete buried in it. You can't do that on Nintendo! Sadly, you never once stumble onto a hot new wave chick in the shower or a pair of randy teens clumsily pawing at each other, which would have truly reproduced Friday the 13th’s particular brand of cinematic morphine.
Happy Computer (Feb, 1986)
Schade, daß Spielprinzip und Grafik bei „Friday, the 13th“ ziemlich mäßig sind. Idee und Aufmachung sind allerdings dermaßen originell, daß Film- und Grusel-Fans sich das Programm einmal ansehen sollten. Und immer daran denken: Jason wartet schon auf Sie...