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The movie's more than two years old, but Demolition Man is still a video game blast. This SNES version parallels the recent Genesis game: it's fast, fun, and explosive.
As in the Sylvester Stallone movie, a ruthless criminal from the 20th century is terrorizing the future. You play a tough cop, running and gunning through six action- packed levels. Most of the gameplay is a side-view shootout, but you'll encounter some True Lies-style overhead-view gunning, too.
The simple controls work well for the run-n-gun gameplay, but veteran gamers may feel like there's not enough to do. You carry only one weapon at a time, so there's no strategic option to select -- from an array of armaments. At least you can fire while climbing, running, or bungee- jumping -- a necessary skill in these frenzied gun battles.
The graphics and sounds convey the right atmosphere for the blazing gameplay. Detailed, colorful backgrounds convey postapocalyptic inner-city ruin. The sprites are nimble and sharp, though the look-alike enemies become repetitious. , The sounds have all the firepower you could ask for, and vocal snippets add some movie magic.
- Run to the right when you meet Simon Phoenix at the end of Level One; if you pause briefly near his explosive barrels, you're done for.
- Run while you shoot in the overhead-view level, or enemies gang up on you.
- Long drops are killers. At open pits, look for bungee cords, concealed ladders, or overhead railings.
For game-hungry 16-bit gamers, Demolition Man is a welcome treat. It isn't the longest or toughest game you'll play this fell, but it's one of the most entertaining.