Sidewinder II

Publisher: Mastertronic
Machine: Amiga 500

Published in Computer & Video Games #100

Sidewinder II

Cheap shoot-'em-up fodder abounds with the release of yet another vertical scroller, in which you, stereo-typical square-jawed hero that you are, bravely do battle against the might of the forces of De Ja Vu. Pick up those outrageously unoriginal weapons along the way, and at the end of each level, kill the... wait a mo, there *isn't* an end-of-level guardian to destroy! Crikey.

But seriously, Sidewinder II is exactly what you'd expect from the genre which is going through a dead horse-flogging stage of late. Yes, it's cheap, but budget prices don't always have to mean unoriginal games, chaps!


A shoot-'em-up which, although playable, has absolutely nothing new to offer and gets tedious very quickly.