1988
Arcade: Gang beat-em-up
£8.95
£2.99
English
ZX Spectrum 48K/128K
Multiple schemes (see individual downloads)

49
Mark Caswell
Chris Bourne

The President of the United States has been kidnapped by a band of oriental thugs, so it's up to you as a Bad Dude to rescue him. Seven levels filled with ninja assassins and various other nasty thugs face you.

You start the game weaponless (apart from your fists and feet) but as you wander along the horizontally scrolling scene chains and knives appear. Collecting these does little to improve the power of your shots, they just increase your reach.

You have a super-powered punch at your disposal if needed, and I'm sure you will need it at some point because the enemy come at you thick and fast. A timer counts down, too - if you don't reach the end of a level before the time's expired, a life is lost. Having fought your way to level's end, the only thing to beat is the end-of- level guardian before soldiering on.

The trouble with this tame is it's too darn easy to complete. When you're attacked, all you have to do is crouch down and punch. It's simplicity itself to complete the game using this tactic. And that, punters, is about it.

MARK

CRITICISM

55%

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Slap! Tikes! I've been walloped down in the sewers (a painful experience).