Lone Soldier - PlayStation, 1/2/96
Though we expect many of you to be young and therefore stupid, we hope at least four Digitiser readers remember an old arcade game called Commando, and its subsequent home conversions.
You played a "lone soldier", marching vertically up the screen, shooting enemy troops and lobbing grenades behind sandbags.
Lone Soldier, see, is a 3D Commando.
The closest Lone Soldier comes to loving a doppelganger is Fade To Black.
It's the way you view the action from over the soldier's shoulder, and the special cross-hairs, that make us say this thing.
Only Lone Soldier is more limited. You just march along valleys and ravines, shooting everything in your path.
This includes: dogs, tanks, boaties, natives and rows of pews (pill-boxes).
Graphically Lone Soldier is quite nice. It's a shame you can't move through 360 degrees, but we appeciated the absailing gents who hung on limply from their ropes when shot.
We had one large problem with the game, namely it's very short: only three levels. Also, the control is a bit iffy. Precision aiming isn't easy.
Even so, it isn't really like anything else, and the environment is quite convincing, if not exactly Doom.
Lone Soldier - PlayStation - by Telstar
Uppers: Original. Looks nice
Downers: Too easy. Tricky controls
Overall: 70% - Joan Solwell
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