Sega Master System / Mark III / Game Gear
■ Master System ■ £29.99
Assault City contains the old cliched scenario of a future where robots are rebelling. Joe, the toughest lad around, is our only hope.
The game is divided into two levels: training and battle. The battle is set over six levels and scrolls from left to right Operation Wolf-style. Robots run, fly and wheel their way across the screen. Avoid the bullets and grab the power-ups to increase fire-power. Each level ends with (surprise, surprise) a bad baddie.
Assault City is initially quite playable, but what's new? The joypad/joystick response is sluggish, resulting in a frustrating, repetitive game. 30 quid? You must be joking.
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