Saturday, January 16, 2016

weekend warrior


Wanted attempts to rip off numerous established shoot 'em ups and it's obvious we have another Commando or Ikari Warriors wannabe. Crude is certainly the description for this old Infogrames game from 1988 because it sucks, big time! However, I feel there is also something curiously likeable about it too. I'm just not sure what exactly!

So ignoring the start which plays the most insanely awful music, we have our John Wayne hero out for a stroll through the most vicious dusty town in search of outlaws. As the screen scrolls, you should whack that fire button and shoot your way through Dodge. Oddly, your bullets spray out in all forward directions, which seems rather silly, but I imagine it would be far too difficult otherwise. Do watch out for those enemy bullets, they might be slow but are extremely precise! Shoot any barrels for power-ups like weapons, shield, etc.

Apart from the lack of originality with the ripped off Gun Smoke theme and the horrendous gameplay, it's actually quite enjoyable. It might feel like it was thrown together for a laugh but overall I had a great laugh playing it!

LINKS

 - 8BitChip has a version which can be installed onto hard drive!
 - Old Games Finder can be used to dig out floppy disk images.