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Ocean Software Ltd
Arcade: Shoot-em-up
ZX Spectrum 48K
Multiple schemes (see individual downloads)

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Chris Bourne

Hit Squad, £2.99
Spectrum, C64, Amstrad

This was Ocean's biggie for Christmas '86. A four directional scrolling shoot 'em up pinned on the fame of the Stallone commando movie hero, but owing a major debt to the Capcom coin-op - Commando.

More hostage to be rescued behind enemy lines - but this time the player needs eyes in the back of his head as the enemy troops come at you from all directions. A variety of weapons are at your disposal including grenades, bazookas, and an army knife. Later in the game you have to find the chopper and ferry our more hostages. Graphics based on a Vietnam scenario as per the film are coded to a high standard on all 8-bit machines. Tough shoot 'em up with a fair degree of planning and strategy required to be successful.


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Stallone looks wimpy in Spectrum graphics.