This is one of those fun little games that for some reason, missed the
whole classic game era. My guess is that since it came out in 1983, by
the time the rights were secured and plans to make it were underway, the
market was in a downward spiral. Too bad as it is a great game! It did
finally make its console appearance on the Nintendo, but by then it was
largely overlooked by the next generation of gamers.
The game has you playing a secret agent who
is sneaking into a building to steal plans. Well, you are either a very
brave or very stupid agent as the building is crawling with enemy
agents. They are popping out of doors all over and ready to shoot you
dead! A little planning could have prevented this.
Anyways, you are in the middle of a
fracas and you need to be ready! You have two weapons at your
disposal. First there is your Hollywood gun, you know the kind that
never need to be reloaded. Secondly, you have the ability to high jump
and land on the heads of your adversaries.
(Boom, boom, out goes the lights!)
There are a few other ways you can
deal with your foes. They are a little more creative and more fun to
pull off. The first one is that you can shoot the hanging lights and
drop them on their head. But even if noone is there to get plonked in
the head, it will put the building into total darkness for a few
seconds. This makes me wonder about the wiring in this building. Guess
it was wired by agents and not by real electricians.
The goal of the game is to go to all
the red doors and collect the plans. You must go into every red door or
you cannot complete the level, so keep this in mind. Once you
accomplish this, you need to use escalators and elevators to get to the
bottom and hop into the car and drive away. Then it is of to another
building to start over again.
(Nothing makes for a quicker
getaway than a sports car!)
This is just one of those fun little
games. Who doesn't want to be a secret agent and drive fancy cars and
get all the hot women? There are no women in this game, but you can
imagine that you are driving off to the waiting arms of a gorgeous
This is just a review of the arcade machine. If you are looking for the
actual arcade machine, you may want to check out ebay. Click below to
see if you can find this game.