Spectrum 2.0

Review of 'Gunfright'

Rating:4 User: Matt_B

Following on from the disappointing Nightshade, this was the second and final Filmation 2 game. This was also, apparently, the final Spectrum game which the Stampers worked on and would have made a fitting swan song were it not for the four subsequent lacklustre releases on the label.

With the limitations of the, albeit graphically impressive, engine becoming apparent Ultimate stripped the gameplay down to the basics. You no longer had to hunt to find your enemies, as there were people who would point the way for you, and there was only one weapon; your trusty six shooter. This makes it a much more enjoyable and direct game, but still rather simplistic compared to Knight Lore, and even the earlier 2D games like Atic Atac and Sabre Wulf.

On the plus side though, it's one of the best looking Ultimate games and there are some great graphical touches, such as a panto horse you can use to speed up and protect you from collisions. It's also refreshingly free of the random unavoidable death element that blighted a number of other good Ultimate games.