Do you remember the movie Suburban Commando with Christopher Lloyd? You know, the professor from Back to the Future movies, the judge in Who Framed Roger Rabitt, the Klingon commander in Star Trek movies II and III... Anyway, if you don’t you might have missed out on 90 minutes of fun, but the guy the movie was famous for was Hulk Hogan.
The game before you seems to focus only on his character. An interplanetary commando, who lands on Earth and needs to get back to space, but has to stop the villain from trying to take over the galaxy. The game only shows remote signs of similarity with the movie, but can still offer some fun.
You start off in space, where you need to blast everything that comes your way or shoots at you. Naturally you can pick up power ups and these really make all the difference. After picking some of them up, you virtually become invincible, which does make it slightly boring.
But after this first space-shooter level the game becomes a classical side-scrolling game. You’re walking around searching for keys trying to finish the level. You need to plant bombs on the space ship and you need to get to certain places once on Earth. There are off course many baddies who wish to stop you and every level (except the first one) has a boss at the end that you need to fight in a one on one brawl.
On the way you can still collect goodies and you have to explore your surroundings to find your way out of it. That’s about it.
The graphics are actually nice and colorful, with smooth animation. The sound gets very repetitive and the effects aren’t much. The game has level passwords, so you needn’t start from the beginning every time. The controls are Q - up, A - down, O - left, P - right and SPACE - fire. You can also do certain moves while fighting (like a flying kick) if you combine the keys.
All in all this game is somewhat entertaining action game, but very average. It would not stand out off the crowd, that’s why I’m only giving it an average rating of 3.
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