Nato Assault Course
Copyright/Publisher: CRL/Software Invasion,
Release Year: 1989,
Genre: Mixed Sports,
Number Of Players: 1 or 2
What have the Hitman, the Ninja, the Flame and Tommo got in common. Silly names? Green
clothes? Well, they all appear in this game of hard men. You've got to choose whether you
want to join their ranks, because if you're to live up to your nickname of the Okapi, you'll
have to complete a tortuous assault course in record time.
Each consists of a vicious array of obstacles including monkey bars, barrels and walls
to climb, fire pits to leap over, water and cement troughs to swim or wade through,
and target ranges, some of which even shoot back.
Lots of fast joystick wiggling is essential, for there's a person on the bottom half
of the screen who is just as keen to take that promotion to the Falkland Islands as you are.
If you find the going far too tough, then take advantage of the icon-driven course
designer. They look after you in the army, y'know.
Blimey, this game is a real pain! I don't just mean it's irritatingly boring (though
it is), but it's actually physically painful. You have to wiggle the joystick almost
non-stop for ages, and while you're spraining your wrist doing that, the music is giving
you a headache.
It was lucky the dull graphics and boring action forced me to leave the joystick after
one game, or I might have bean really wounded in action. Not recommended.
You're lucky I'm able to type this review after the bashing my right arm's taken from
this game. And was it worth it? No, not really.
You have no chance of beating the
computer opponent unless you're some kind of muscle-bound freak - because you're
expected to waggle the joystick almost constantly for several minutes.
And if the exhaustion doesn't kill you, you'll probably die of boredom. Take
it away, someone.