Thursday, December 17, 2015

Fernandez Must Die


If ever there was ever a game which reminded me of the A-Team episodes which took place in dodgy parts of South America, then it's definitely Fernandez Must Die. ImageWorks gave us this shoot 'em up in 1988 and it's a pretty much another Commando/Ikari Warriors clone but one designed to unleash your inner combat soldier fetish!

Just like the tv show, an evil dictator is causing havoc but B.A. refuses to get on the plane so we've gotta battle the bad guys alone. This war zone is full of soldiers and flying bullets so it's a good job our machine gun has unlimited ammo! We also have a rocket launcher for extra firepower and buildings can be plundered by blowing off the door with dynamite. This is especially useful on ammunition depots or to gain an extra life being stored within a security vault. Vehicles can be used, so why not mow down a few enemy soldiers along your adventure?

The visuals are very 1980s with a cartoon-like style which that is clean and with smooth scrolling. Sound effects are nice with various sampled sound effects too, which is just dandy. I am glad that I bought this addictive shooter and if I was to sum it up in just one word, it would be FUN. Fernandez Must Die might very well have zero originality but it makes up for that with a bucket load of killing and that's what matters here. Brilliant game!

LINKS

 - I made a video to demonstrate my extreme gaming talents!
 - The boys of D-Bug have a superb download which can be installed to your hard drive.
 - Pause your game and type in "SPINYNORMAN" for extra lives :-)