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Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 2.6
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 2.8
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.8
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 2.6
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Overall User Score (5 votes) 3.0

Critic Reviews

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Those things accepted, Karnov should be a hit game if there's any justice in the world. You'll discover exciting action, colourful graphics and addictive gameplay. Join up with the rushin' Russian and you won't be disappointed. Now check out our Karnov map with hints and tips in Playmasters.
Your Sinclair (Jun, 1988)
Even taking into account the dodgy presentation here and there, and the feeble sound effects, Karnov is one of the slickest games around at the moment. It costs a bit more than yer average arcade game, but it's worth every rouble, I'd say.
Sheer game size demands a multiload that proves annoying as you go back and forth between levels. 48L sound is limited to spot FX, on 128K there are a few jingles. Should prove popular, with stacks of lasting appeal in nine tortuous levels and addictive action.
Die Specci-Fans sollten sich aber auf jeden Fall auf dieses Game stürzen, denn sie bekommen ein hochklassiges Spiel, wie es in dieser Art auf diesem Computer wohl nicht besser realisiert werden könnte. KARNOV ist ein echter Hit für diesen Oldie-Rechner!
Graphics really are very impressive indeed; large characters, smooth animation, no colour clash. The sound isn't quite as striking, but what do you expect from the Spectrum? Although it's based on a coin-op, nobody here has ever seen the original machine, so it's hard to comment on the faithfulness of the conversion - but as you'd expect with an arcade game, the Spectrum isn't the best of machines to see it on. A major drawback for many players will be the multi-load cassette; even after reaching level 2 you have to rewind and start back at the beginning. The tedium rapidly turns to raging frustration.