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Review of 'Sabre Wulf'

Rating:3 User: The Dean of Games

1984 Ultimate (UK)
by Tim and Chris Stamper

I never fancied much any Ultimate game. They were all too hard (Underwurlde) or too simple (Jet Pac, Cookie or Pssst).
They looked good though, and played fast with fluid movements. And the story behind each one was also very captivating. But somehow I never got into any that much. Give me anytime a straightforward shooter like Commando or an action platformer like Bruce Lee or for that matter, any war, formula one or football strategy game, and I will be happy.

However, in 1984, a game like Sabre Wulf would always raise eyebrows and make kids emit strange sounds of excitement. The plot itself is engaging enough to make you submerse yourself into the game. Some characters really made kids dream of them. The main reason I played this game was to at least, take a glance at the dreaded Wolf, everybody talked about.
Well, if you haven't seen it yet, I advise you to stay that way, because I'm certain the image you have on your imagination is 100 times better than the real one.

The same goes for the devil in Underwurld or Dracula, Frankenstein, Quasimodo or the Mummy in Atic Atac.
Nonetheless, Sabre Wulf is a good Arcade adventure maze game, with plenty of action and pretty scenarios to look at. Isn't it what modern games offer?