Wild Streets
for Amiga (OCS/ECS)

Mr Creosote:
Company: Titus
Year: 1989
Genre: Action
Theme: Fighting / Police & Gangsters
Language: English
Licence: Commercial
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Review by Mr Creosote (2000-12-06)

What a mediocre game! Walking from left to right and beating up evil guys. There's also some kind of 'story' behind it, but I have to confess I don't know it exactly. When playing it again for the review, I couldn't find the intro, no matter how hard I tried!

But I certainly remember a bit of it! Some pictures come into my mind showing you (the muscular cool All-American guy) standing in an office talking to some official-looking man sitting at his desk. Of course there was also the flag! You talked about someone being kidnapped and you having to rescue him. Don't remember who it was though...

Anyway, you arrive in a typical suburban street from the air. Maybe a helicopter brought you there, but nobody can say for sure. Your black Panther is with you. This is probably supposed to be a unique element of the game, but it really adds nothing to the fun-factor!

The rest is as usual: Hitting and kicking the bad guys' asses! Your 'pet' randomly kills enemies sometimes. You also carry a gun but only have limited ammo. Of course new bullets are lying around on the streets. At the end of each level, there's a boss.

Then after some hours of playing, you arrive at the place where this anonymous hostage is held. From now on, you have to walk from right to left instead, namely the same way backwards! The man follows you. As long as he's visible, he always gets beaten up, but leave him alone in a screen for some seconds and he'll have the area cleared of opponents - weird!

Wild Streets is (maybe just almost?) impossible to beat! Surviving the very first level is hard enough as you loose energy not only by getting hit but also by almost every single move! On the return trip, you even loose energy walking! Didn't the programmers ever play their own game???
Don't expect too much downloading this one. It can be fun for some time, but that's it.

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