Thursday, December 17, 2015

Fernandez Must Die


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

Just like in the tv show, an evil dictator is causing havoc, however, the A-Team didn't make it so you're on your own. It's a war zone with bullets flying in every direction whilst enemy soldiers are constantly advancing on your location, all of which creates steadfast gameplay. Your machine gun is great and you have unlimited ammo but you also have a rocket launcher for extra firepower! Buildings need dynamite before you can plunder them for goodies - it's easy, just walk up to the door and run away after hearing a bleep. This means you only have seconds before BOOM!!

This is especially useful on ammunition depots or a to gain an extra life from a security vault. You can also drive vehicles that you find so why not mow down a few enemy soldiers along your way? Oh boy, this game is so much fun for the hidden serial killer within!! If I was forced to pointing out any negatives then I would mention the enemy whom blindly roam, aimlessly shooting, it's their overwhelming number that helps to create the challenge.

The visuals are so 1980s with their cartoon-like visuals which are both clean and crisp with smooth scrolling. Sound effects are nice and there are also various sampled sound effects too, which are just dandy!

I'm so glad I bought this game and if I was to sum it up in just one word, then that word would be FUN. Fernandez Must Die might very well have zero originality but makes up for that with a bucket load of fun and that's what matters.

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 :-)