Spectrum 2.0

Review of 'Soldier of Fortune'

Rating:4 User: The Dean of Games

1988 Firebird Software Ltd (UK)
by David O'Connor

For a 1988 game and from a major software house I was expecting a lot more from this game. Graphically it's nothing special and even a bit outdated, I think. There are very few different enemies and the backgrounds are boring and uninteresting. Audio is very basic, with a few beeps here and there, but very basic, although it has a nice tune at the start. It looks like Ghost n' Goblins but with a little of exploring to do. With that said, however, the game is pleasant to play and quite compelling. The goal is straight forward, and there aren't many dull moments. But again I was expecting a little more from this.