Formats: Arcade, C64, Amstrad, Spectrum?, Amiga, Nintendo, PC Engine,
Sega Master System?
Manufacturer: Tatio, Ocean (computer conversions)
Year: 1989?, 1990
Yay! Operation Wolf, the arcade classic,
is available on many systems. First, let's get rid of the duds. Nintendo
version namely...this game should play like a dream with a light gun, but
it doesn't. The arcade game featured an Uzi type thing, and the light gun
has no rapid fire! Nononono. Of course skilled players can use the rapid
fire palm trick, but that is kind of useless on a game where the sprites
move this fast. The arcade version is the best of course because it has
the perfect hardware for the game :) - The c64 version has astounding music! I
love it! The sprites are big and beautiful for such a dated machine, the
characters are instantly recognisable, except the missions are in a set
order - all 6 of them. The amstrad version is more of the same, except
level one features the bullet proof vest dudes that sadly didn't make it
to the c64. I believe the c64 version also has mouse and koala pad support
too - useless for the emulator. The spectrum version is the same as any
other spectrum game - that is graphics with 2 colors per block of 16x16
colors. The amiga looks brilliant...oh yes, this one is good. I swear on
my balls! :P (I always wanted to say that. Red Heat quote) - I distantly
recall a Sega Master System version, and yes, there is one. To quote Sega
Power (a UK mag) "Classic coin-op carnage. Blast all the guerillas
as the scene scrolls past - and don't forget to rescue the hostages as
well. Play with the joystick or Light Phaser - but play it till you drop
with exhaustion!" - That means good :) it got 5 stars back then. I
won't rate it because it may be dated. We finish up on the PC Engine/Turbo
Graphix 16 version. WOW! This one ROCKS! Actually this is what prompted
me to write this review. The perfect game in every detail...action. Music.
Shooting. Arcade feel. Play it NOW!
||Hours of fun! Not emulated.
||A damn fine game, that's for sure.
||Suffers the Blocky Amstrad graphics syndrome. Bad sounds too of course.
||Graphical nightmare. Sound is bad.
||Well it IS a multiloader......
||I'm fanatical about it!
|Sega Master system
||***** (Sega Power rating)
||May be dated, don't take my word.
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