Sinclair User12th November 1990
Published in Sinclair User #108
You shouldn't need to be reminded of the virtues and vices of Operation Wolf; one of Taito's most popular coin-ops ever; it features marvellous graphics, non-stop genocidal violence and an on-cabinet Uzi machine gun. They couldn't get the Uzi poking out of your Spectrum, but in every other respect the programmers performed with flying colours.
Op Wolf is a shooting game where the screen scrolls horizontally, and military targets including soldiers, helicopters, jeeps, motor torpedo boots and tanks pop up and beg to be zapped. You steer a cursor around the screen shooting tor all you're worth, using your Uzi and grenades to blow away an opposition and any flying knives and grenades that they may plop at you, thus avoiding any injuries and keeping your strength up (fnarr!) Zapping supply boxes which drop down the screen keeps your ammo restocked. Try to avoid shooting nurses and hostages, which would result in a penalty plus a very nasty blanket both.
The display is resolutely monochrome, but the characters are beautifully detailed and die amusingly. There are six levels of action, and action's the key word; no boring plot here just act like Rambo and you're in!
Only a yellow livered, commie swine of the worst kind could fail to enjoy Operation Wolf; buy or die.
Label: Hit Squad Price: £2.99 48K/128K Reviewer: Chris Jenkins
Top-notch all action baddie blastin' arcade extravaganza, not to be missed.