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Arcade: Gang beat-em-up
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Rich Pelley
Chris Bourne

If you walked into a Chinese take-away and asked for a Ryu-Ken Oh, then you'd probably get a reply something like "Eh?" (or the nearest equivalent in Chinese). You see, Ryu Ken Oh has in fact kidnapped all the children from the 'local' village, leaving you, Lee Wong, to go and get them back.

The thing's basically a continuous left to right scrolling hack-'em-up - to tell you the truth it would be a lot better if it wasn't so crap. It's not the graphics or anything - they're quite adequate enough (though the scrolling's a bit jerkily) - it's just that there's not enough to do despite its variety. Firstly you have to make your way into the building where the children are being held by jumping about and slashing all the baddies - far too easy because you can just jump over everybody and avoid any fighting whatsoever. Then it's inside - more dashing about left to right (and also a bit of up and down levels too) slashing more people, including these big geezers who pick you up and throw you about, but who can be killed far too easily. Other bits include jumping over barrels, wrestling a lion and avoiding killer bees. Quite a variety as I've said but there's a distinct lack of action as almost all fighting can be avoided, and when you do fight, you can just do one move all the time to win. One for the bin.


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Tiger Road sounds like a Chinese sit-com (only it doesn't contain enough violence!).