Game It Came From the Desert
Author/Vendor Cinemaware
/ Electronic Arts
Released 1994
Game Type Action
Language English
Minor graphics problems on the EA splash screeen!
Graphics problem with the intro when game is loaded!
(OK after intro has run once or if you play a game)
Gens (0.99)
All that atomic testing out in the Arizona deserts back in the 1950s has caused something terrible to happen. Most humans don't know the danger that lurks under the desert sands, but they soon will. You are the only one who knows what is coming, and you must save the others before it is too late. Adapted from the popular Amiga title, although the Genesis port bears more resemblance to the movie Tremors than to its original inspiration, the classic film Them!

Oh, my God, WHAT THE HELL HAPPENED TO THIS GAME?! What was once one of the top three all-time classic Amiga RPGs has been reduced to little more than an extremely difficult and quickly frustrating arcade shooter. Almost everything that made this such a wonderful experience has been neatly excised, leaving not enough game to bother with.

Amiga and IBM versions of the original game are still out there, and well worth the trouble of obtaining over this mindless port.