Mutant Fortress

Author: Julian Rignall
Publisher: Players Premier
Machine: Spectrum 48K/128K

Published in Computer & Video Games #97

Mutant Fortress

As hard mercenary types go, Brad is somewhere in the top league. So you can guess how hard he feels when a gang of mutants make off with his adored eighteen wheeler juggernaut. Beginning in a dark forest (as does a lot of games of late) it's hardness-a-plenty in a horizontally scrolling shootout to retrieve your beloved vehicle.

Zombies must be re-killed, buzzards must be plucked with your limited supply of bullets and dinosaurs need returning to the lakes which they emerge from. With only one life, keep a close eye on your energy level, picking up the first aid kits along the way, as well as extra weapons and body armour.

Mutant Fortress pales in comparison with the horde of re-releases currently flooding the market, especially Ghosts 'N Goblins which it looks to be derived from. Control of Brad is annoying, being unable to turn in the air when a baddie is on your back, and presentation is sparse. If you're after a game like this, try the more enjoyable and less expensive Ghosts 'N Goblins instead.


Dodgy graphics and unremarkable gameplay make this a very average game.

Julian Rignall

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