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Written by  :  Ali Jakamy (8)
Written on  :  Aug 07, 2005
Platform  :  DOS
Rating  :  4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars

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Summary

Better than the Amiga version!

The Good

The best 2D Action platform game ever done for DOS. Technically, I disbelieved what I saw the day I launched it on my 386Dx40 PC, the animation was just unbelievable for that time.

It used Mode X graphics 320*240 and let setup 50Hz display mode when all games used the 60Hz Dos refresh rates. This PC version delivers smooth parallax scrolls never seen before in a prior PC game, a 100% perfect animation. Even more astonishing were the shooter stages which used multiple smooth parallax scrolls (more than 4) , and yes it worked on a 386Dx40!

Add to it the MOD music format, which played better that in the Amiga version!, this in a time where the majority of games used FM chip (MIDI) music.

A programming gem that is a proof of the classic 386/VGA PC superiority over the classic Amiga once and for all. Thanks Mr Abrash!

The Bad

Hard to start on modern Pc's

The Bottom Line

You have to play this game, be it on PC or Amiga.