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Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 2.2
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 2.8
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.3
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 2.5
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 2.7
Overall User Score (6 votes) 2.7

Critic Reviews

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The "virtual reality" levels are amazing to look at and a whole heck of a lot of fun to play. With your arms sticking out in front of you, it really feels like you're flying. It looks incredibly cool - all polygon graphics and very colorful. The other levels comprise your basic action platform game. You play as either Dr. Angelo or Carla and you're shooting your way through each level. A lot of action. You'll enjoy this game even if you didn't see the movie.
GamePro (US) (Dec, 1994)
The graphics inconsistently mix the clean polygons and stunning colors of VR worlds with tiny sprites in the run-n-shoot levels. Fortunately, the sounds effectively create the right sci-fi mood. You don't have to be a fan of the flick to enjoy this game. The Lawnmower Man is sharp!
Game Players (Oct, 1994)
The graphics are every bit as good, even given the smaller Genesis color palette. It's not virtual reality, it doesn't even follow the movie that closely, but it's a solid action title. If it's a lazy day and you've got nothing better to do, bring a friend and check it out.
Mean Machines (Nov, 1994)
Not the greatest moment in the history of the Megadrive, but not the worst either. An above average title made from weak material.
More of the movie! This one follows the same gameplay as the one for the Super NES and provides some cool effects (like the virtual level), but the game is a little on the difficult side. The side-scroller shooter stages were a little bit bland, but if you were a fan of the movie, then you may want to check this out.
Video Games (Dec, 1994)
Alle Computergrafikfans, die den Film gesehen haben, hofften auf ein Videospiel, das wenigstens einen Hauch der genialen Cyber-Stimmung vermitteln könnte. Die Entwickler haben zwar versucht, die Geschichte so gut wie möglich in Szene zu setzen, doch im Endeffekt kam ein Spiel dabei heraus, das mit durchschnittlichen Action-Elementen aufwartet. Was zudem negativ auffällt, sind die mickrigen Sprites in den Straßenlevels und eine schwammige Steuerung, die Euch vor allem in den Cyber-Level kräftig zu schaffen macht.

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Mega Fun (Dec, 1994)
Unverständlicherweise hat man bei den mehr als unterdurchschnittlichen Jump'n Shoot-Levels keinerlei Verbesserungen vorgenommen, die Grafik ist auf Master System-Niveau und der Sound sollte schleunigst abgestellt werden, ansonsten müßt Ihr bleibende Ohrenschäden in Kauf nehmen. Ähnlich schlecht sind auch die Cyberspace-Abschnitte, dem VCS hätte die Grafik sicher gut zu Gesicht gestanden, fürs MD jedoch ist sie mehr als peinlich. Fazit: Macht in Eurem Interesse lieber eine großen Bogen um den Rasenmähermann.

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Play Time (Nov, 1994)
Diese Filmumsetzung beinhaltet zwei Spielearten: In den virtuellen Welten düst Ihr durch klobige Landschaften und müßt meistens nur den auftauchenden Barrikaden ausweichen. Die Levels in der realen Welt stellen hingegen Jump ‘n‘ Shoot-Sequenzen dar, mit einer Minimal-Grafik und windigen Extras.