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Ocean Software Ltd
1989
Arcade: Action
£9.99
£3.99
English
ZX Spectrum 48K/128K
Multiple schemes (see individual downloads)

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Jon Pillar
Chris Bourne

The game of the film of the series of the book of the period I never got to do in History pits you against countless gangsters over six meaty levels (four Op Wolf variants, a vertical scroller and a platform jobbie). The idea is to blast away at loads of minions and close in on Al Capone. Graphics throughout are splendidly detailed and atmospheric (although the hyperactive jumping gangsters of Level One do jar a bit) and the gameplay reflects all those months of design and tweaking that went into it. The bit when you're blazing away with a shotgun in Level Three and have to keep ducking out of the way to reload is great stuff!

It isn't all manic action and gratuitous violence though. Well, yes it is, but you've also got to remember to grab the vital evidence as you go - in Level Four you've got to protect a baby in a runaway pram as well. So it's a good job you can swop to another Untouchable if one's feeling a bit under the weather.

As regards special features, 128K owners get ragtime tunes to tap their feet to, while 48Kers benefit from not having to load another level until they've finished the present one.

All told, this is one heck of a barg. It's big, slick and addictive, so snap it up and go deal out some justice - the Chicago way.

92%

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Nobody move or I shoot the British Rail announcer!