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Terminator 2: Judgement Day is one of the biggest and most long awaited movies of its time. It was little wonder then that there would be spin-offs aplenty, one of which being this compter game offering from Ocean software. Anyone who used to play computer gmaes 10 years ago will know that Ocean software were the king of the movie licences. If new movie came out, then there was a good chance that Ocean would bring out a game to accompany this movie - quite often some rather good games as it goes. Batman, Robocop, Ghostbusters...all got the Ocean treatment, as well as this one. The games were generally good, but never 'brilliant' because of the restrictions upon them. Terminator 2 opts for a combination of Operation Wolf style scrolling shoot 'em ups and Quake style roaming action. The first couple of levels are where you are trying to get to the complex to be sent back in time, so are set in the warzone which is the future for Earth. You wander the wasteland avoiding and blasting terminators on the way to the complex. Once inside, more of the same. This si the funest part of the game before it goes all Operation Wolf on you. Now Terminators pop up on you guns blazing, Feds run about dying to get shot etc. And...thats as far as I could get because on both my own copy and my mates copy the game would then promptly crash on my system...such is life! Anyway was it worth playing? Well the graphics looked nice but the scrolling was a little jerky in the freeroaming levels and also pretty slow, like wading through treacle. The enemy is tough - too tough, and you'll find yourself getting your butt kicked mercilessly which is why it was really no problem that the game crashed for me on that second level...I would have only survived seconds on the next anyway with that little life force. I am not a fan of scrolling blasters like Operation Wolf, they always seem far too tough and simply no fun without the actual gun in your hand, but
I got this game as part of a compilation pack, so I couldn't complain - it was the others I wanted not this one. I also remember that the game had no sound on my A500 but then I'm sure that had something to do with all the memory being used up in the graphics - I used to hate it when game developers would do that, so be warned. Its not a gome I would actually recommend to you, not just because of the problems I had with it because I am sure they are probably more down to a corrupted floppy disk than anything else, but because it simply isn't very good. There are some things the Amiga was good at, this isn't one of them and the result is jerky and very difficult to get into. No sound either on the lower end Amigas, hence no atmosphere and really no gameplay at all effectively. The first level is ok, the second stinks and the rest I have no clue about because I never got to play them. Not great.