Virgin Games Ltd
1990
Arcade: Shoot-em-up
£9.99
English
ZX Spectrum 48K/128K
None

51
Nick Roberts, Mark Caswell
Chris Bourne

Twenty four years into the future and New York is plagued by organised crime. The Church of the Third Coming (C3C for short) has discovered an evil drug that turns the quietest of citizens into mad, violent people and now most of the city is under its effect. Except for a small group of people immune to the drugs: The Warriors.

As a Warrior you battle through the city using the 'devastating' weapons found around the streets. No one can be trusted and most of the people you meet are armed and only too ready to blow you away!

The object of the game is to make it to the World Trade Centre and eliminate the controller of a C3C bomb which is set to destroy the building. The slightest indication of your presence could set the bomb on, so you must be very careful where you tread.

New York Warriors is very poor, and the worst aspect is the terrible multi-load system: it takes ages for the computer to load in the separate parts of each level and if you don't succeed on level one you have to load it all in again to restart!

The game has badly defined graphics with monochrome colour. You can't tell what is going on half the time and I would wager you get killed in the first few seconds of play by one of the hidden gun happy idiots! A definite thumbs down from me.

NICK … 42%

CRITICISM

'The character sprite is a fairly large, blobby chap who runs aruond about as convincingly as pregnant hippo, and the enemies are just as laughable. I found it very easy to complete the first few levels, though the multu-load is such a pain I gave up playing New York Warriors after a very short time. This game would be OK, on a budget label, but I for one would pay ten quid for this donkey.' MARK ... 30%

A budget game dressed to kill and no party to go to.

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