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Arnold Schwarzenegger is back with a bang! After starring in the dismal Last Action Hero game,, moviedom's favorite muscleman hits the Genesis in another movie-based game. This one's explosive fun. No lie.
If you played the SNES version of True Lies, you'll know the Genesis game right down to its passwords. Once again you play as a gun-totin' agent blasting through ten mazes. The mazes and the plot echo the film, and you get movie stills between levels.
True Lies is similar to Soldiers of Fortune, including its use of that game's overhead view and multiple weapons. You plod through rooms and pathways, looking for guns and grenades to use, bad guys to blast, and medical boxes to scoop up.
Innocent bystanders mill around like lemmings, walking right into your shots. The continuous action gives shoot-em- up fans lots to like.
The overhead-view graphics are detailed and colorful, though the scrunched sprites may be too small for some tastes. Unlike the Last Action Hero game, which began with a giant Schwarzenegger logo, True Lies' graphics downplay Arnold's role. He's not in every cut scene, and there's no long intro to set up the movie's plot. In fact, you see more of Tom Arnold, who constantly appears to dispense advice.
ProTip: You don't need to shoot every bad guy In Level One -- just get to the computer and down the stairs to the right as fast as you can.
The biggest disappointment is the sound. If you're going to reduce Arnold's visual presence, then you should pump up his vocals as compensation. Unfortunately, Acclaim delivers no voices other than muffled grunts from victims. Shots and reloading sounds ring clear and propulsive music stirs the action, but there's nothing memorable.
Efficient controls make this game fairly easy. Armed successively with a pistol, a shotgun and an Uzi, you make short works of baddies without taking damage. Other exciting pick-up weapons include flamethrowers, grenades, and mines. The only control limitation is Arnold's slow speed, though his duck-and-roll maneuver imparts some, but not much, desperately needed mobility.
Don't get cocky after beating the early levels -- True Lies gets harder midway through when extra lives are harder to find. But stay with it because you'll find fun everywhere. True Lies gives you plenty of bang for your buck.
- As in the SNES game, don't fire at the enemies in Stage One, and they won't fire at you.
- Keep moving as you shoot oncoming attackers to make yourself a harder target to hit.
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