- Genre: action
- Publisher: Acclaim
- Developer: Alexandria
Putting out plot-weak action movies is a great way to get your own video game, I guess. Just look how many games have featured the likenesses of Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger (Cliffhanger, True Lies, Terminator, Judge Dredd, Last Action Hero, etc.). Unfortunately, most of these games are just as tiresome and stupid as the movies they're based on.
Virgin had thoughts of releasing this game over a year ago, but weren't able to get it out. Now Acclaim has bought the license and made sure that every movie ever made is gonna be a game. It's not that Demolition Man is such a bad game, I mean, it plays just as good as most of the other action games. There are the usual side-to-side jumping and shooting levels, then there's the overhead levels where you wander through buildings with no roofs and shoot. The animation is smooth, the backgrounds look good, and the sound is pretty intense. The action is hectic, with masses of enemies coming from all sides, and some of the boss levels are cleverly pieced together.
The problem is that playing Demolition Man is just like playing any one of 15 other games. While there may be some who can't get enough of that platform shooter, it seems like time for some innovation.
If this game has been released a year ago, like it was planned, it probably would have scored better. But Demolition Man stayed in cart purgatory and 12 other games were released that were just like it. You've all played this type of game before. If you like it, buy it, but don't come crying to me.
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