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2 Hot 2 Handle
By Ocean
Amstrad CPC464

Published in Amstrad Action #79

2 Hot 2 Handle

Variety, they say, is the spice of life. So here's a spicy little compo from the Ocean posse, combining a couple of bouts of beat-'em-up action, an excellent film tie-in and a reasonable racing sim.

Total Recall is the best game on the pack. Clocking up a Mastergame on its original release, Total Recall is a traditional Ocean film tie-in of five levels; three of these are platform game style, the other two are driving games. Very challenging and very addictive.

Of the two beat-'em-ups, Shadow Warriors is the best. It's a ninja kickie where you can interact with the background (swinging off lamp-posts and stuff like that). Golden Axe is a bit nobby, the controls are very clumsy and there are a few annoying little bugs. It's set in a fantasy world full of dragons and such like.

The final game on the pack, Super Off Road, or to give it its full (and very long) title, Ivan 'Ironman' Stewart's Super Off Road, is a racing sim. It offers tiny car sprites hurtling round an obstacle-strewn dirt track, the whole of which is on screen. It's incredibly fast, incredibly bumpy and incredibly difficult to control. It's quite good fun, actually.

Rod Lawton