Sega Master System / Mark III / Game Gear
Kyle Reese has been sent back in time to prevent the murder of young Sarah Connor at the hands of the cold, logical killing machine, the Terminator! Connor is due to give birth to the future leader of Earth, and the machine rulers of the 21st century are attempting to stop that at all costs! It's down to you to control Reese and first of all reach the time machine that takes you back to Los Angeles, 1984.
Once there, you have to avoid the clutches of the local police force and rescue Sarah Connor from the Terminator. After that, it's a case of keeping as far away from the cyborg as possible, until you confront him at the Steel Plant at the game's finale! This is presented in the game by a series of scrolling platform environments that Reese traverses, blasting everything that crosses his path!
I found the Master System version of this game to be excellent and this is almost exactly the same, with brilliant graphics, decent sound and a real challenge. Unfortunately, the screen size is a lot smaller and the game runs faster. This means that meanies tend to rush on-screen and nab you with little warning - a real problem that the Master System version didn't have. However, once you get used to the pace and find ways around that problem, you soon find yourself getting engrossed in the game. The Terminator isn't a classic release, but it's great fun, quite lastable and above all, entertaining!