Tuesday, February 03, 2015

The Untouchables

This first appears to be a damn fine platform shooter with some pretty cool graphics that scroll across the screen so smoothly. The gameplay is fun, frantic, and never lets up so is very challenging. But it's all downhill after this because the other levels feel rushed and I never did enjoy the shooting gallery games outside the arcades. The Untouchables might be showing off its diversity but sometimes enough is enough...

Perhaps the biggest disappointment is the final level that I hoped would share some similarities with Alien Syndrome or Gauntlet. Sadly this wasn't the case and I think the developers are truly sadistic!! An irritating level.

Yeah, I own this!! :o)

I feel bad writing this as Ocean are true gaming gods with a massive Atari ST library which contains tons of great games (I remember Ocean when they were called Spectrum Software). Of course, nobody gets it right every time but if The Untouchables would have been left as a platformer then I'm sure this would have been perfect.

Cheats for the floppy based release -
  1. Pause the game first with F10 key and then :
  2. Level 1 - type in BRIDGE ROLLS to begin level 2
  3. Level 2 - type in MAC N ALLEY to begin level 3
  4. Level 3 - type in KID ZAPPING to begin level 4
  5. Level 4 - type in A NIT IN TIME to begin level 5
Cheats for the hard drive release -
  1. Pause with F10
  2. then press N N (twice) to skip to the next level.

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