(The Killing Game Show)
|Author/Vendor||Raising Hell / Psygnosis
/ Electronic Arts
|Game Type||Platform / Shoot 'em up|
|KGen||Set RasterFx to FULL.|
|Genecyst||Turn RasterFx ON.|
|"And now it's time for the greatest show on Earth!" Not if you're one
of the contestants - strapped inside an ostrich-like mecha within the deep
caverns of a deserted island that's slowly sinking. Your sole purpose is
to get out alive, but that won't be so easy - what with all booby traps,
unstable rock, and steadily rising water. In the meantime, your predicament
is being broadcast to thousands of blood-hungery TV viewers around the world.
"Get ready to die!" the announcer screams, and with that the show begins....
Yet another Amiga classic by the boys from Scotland that makes a faithful port to the G/MD. Take your standard platform game, throw in a shooter element, then add a liberal dash of inescapable hazards that must be avoided to successfully complete a given stage, and you wind up with a game that is either extremely challenging or considerably frustrating. My only real gripe is that the premise doesn't fit all that well.