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Lethal Enforcers Reviews (Genesis)

Lethal Enforcers Genesis Title Screen


Critic Score
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
User Score
5 point score based on user ratings.

User Reviews

Arcade shoot 'em up in your living room BeaconBlue (17) 3.4 Stars3.4 Stars3.4 Stars3.4 Stars3.4 Stars

Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.2
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 4.0
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.9
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.9
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 3.9
Overall User Score (8 votes) 4.0

Critic Reviews

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GamePro (US) (Dec, 1993)
Although this game is inherently violent and may not be suitable for younger children, it's one of the best shooting games available for any home system. Fans of the arcade game won't be disappointed. Take aim at Lethal Enforcers for on-target fun!
Game Players (Nov, 1993)
Robberies, hijacking, drugs - now this is gaming! A faithful adaptation of the arcade hit with terrific digitized graphics and it's own gun. Kill, kill, kill!
Mean Machines (Dec, 1993)
A great conversion of a fun arcade game. It's too high a price to pay, though, for such basic gameplay.
70 (Aug 12, 2010)
In the end, Lethal Enforcers is a nice game to be had cheap, but it's often too difficult in some places. The fact that it's hard to shoot enemies when they are in the left or right corners might just leave a bad taste in the mouths of many a gamer, but if you want to feel like Sonny Crocket, Dirty Harry, or Charles Bronson, then pop this one in and start blasting the bad guys to hell.
Video Games (Jan, 1994)
Diese Version ist bis auf die im Vergleich zur CD klar schwächeren Soundeffekte und Musiken eigentlich identisch zur Mega-CD-Version. Mal abgesehen von der fragwürdigen Brutalität hat mich am meisten aufgeregt, daß Ihr bei ungünstigen Lichtverhältnissen nicht auf bestimmte Bildschirmstellen feuern könnt und somit dem Kugelhagel der Terroristen hilflos ausgesetzt seid. Nachwuchs-Rambos dürfen wegen der zahlreichen Bonus-Waffen dennoch mit dem Import liebäugeln.
Retro Game Reviews (Aug 20, 2015)
Lethal Enforcers is a really good shooter that's hampered by punishing mechanics that force you into repeating the same stages. The action is great but it's seriously disappointing to see it marred by the developers who seemed to prefer accuracy over pure entertainment.
Just Games Retro (Jul 26, 2006)
I'd nearly forgotten about this game until I saw Heat again this weekend, and was reminded of two travesties. First, I still don't own Heat, and I don't know why. Second, I'd forgotten about one of my favorite arcade games. I played this game religiously when it was released in the local arcade. I vaguely remember spending a good weekend trying to get it to work with MAME a few years ago, failed, got frustrated, and apparently banished it to the Phantom Zone.
The Video Game Critic (Sep 17, 2006)
Occasionally an innocent civilian or cop will leap out, and once you get that itchy trigger finger, it's hard to avoid shooting them. Certain stages feature shootouts in moving vehicles like sport cars, vans, and subway cars. I really like how snipers fall from windows, tires can be shot out, and some thugs pretend to be innocent civilians. It's too bad you can't shoot up the scenery in general. Your targets are slightly randomized, but it still feels like the same experience each time through. Lethal Enforcers' up-tempo music sounds like something from a 1970's era cop show. The worst aspect of the game is how unforgiving it is. Unless you complete a stage in a nearly flawless manner, you'll be told, "Too many mistakes - reloading same mission." As one of the few light gun games for the Genesis, Lethal Enforcers is still a good time, but only when taken in small doses.