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A squad of four tough-guy soldiers have to take out some foes in a jungle. As the game starts, four soldiers are depicted, with any who are not present to play killed immediately - a joystick adaptor is required for 3 or 4 player games.

Leatherneck resembles Ikari Warriors - waves of soldiers move down the screen shooting at you, and you must shoot them before the bullets make contact. You are armed with grenades to take out mounted turrets, or kill a wide range of enemies at once, but watch out for enemy grenades. There are extra ammunition crates and improved weapons to pick up - waggle the joystick to toggle which one you are using.

Unusually, your shots are long-range and take effect instantly. You cannot change the direction you are facing, instead having the ability to strafe.


Leatherneck Atari ST Title screen
Leatherneck Amiga So many opposing soldiers.
Leatherneck Atari ST Game over
Leatherneck Amiga Title screen.

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User Reviews

Good for a few minutes, but... Amiga Katakis | カタキス (40350)

Critic Reviews

ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Amiga Aug, 1988 897 out of 1000 90
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Atari ST Jul, 1988 897 out of 1000 90
The Games Machine (UK) Atari ST Jul, 1988 76 out of 100 76
The Games Machine (UK) Amiga Jul, 1988 76 out of 100 76
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Atari ST Jul, 1988 8.6 out of 12 72
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Atari ST Jul, 1988 7 out of 10 70
Atari ST User Atari ST Aug, 1988 7 out of 10 70
Your Amiga Amiga Aug, 1988 68 out of 100 68
Amiga Computing Amiga Aug, 1988 57 out of 100 57
Power Play Amiga Jul, 1988 4 out of 10 40


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Scoring oddity

This game can be played cooperatively with 2-4 players simultaneously, but weirdly shooting enemy infantry results in a 100 points scored when shooting a fellow player in the back results in earning the player a 1,000 points.


  • ACE
    • October 1988 (issue #13) - Included in the Top-100 list of 1987/1988 (editorial staff selection)

Contributed to by Martin Smith (66862)