Spectrum 2.0

Review of 'RoboCop'

Rating:5 User: The Dean of Games

1988 Ocean Software (UK)
by Mike Lamb, Dawn Drake, Jonathan Dunn and Bill Harbison

After Green Beret I was unable to enjoy properly any other shoot 'em up. They all looked inferior in gameplay. Of course Robo Cop is an excellent side shmup, but there are so many other similar games that would be unfair to give it a high rate just based on that.
However, what makes this game stand out from the rest of the side scrolling shot 'em up's, is the different levels which come with game. Once you get to explore the game properly you soon discover this is not just another shot 'em up. For example, you get to play a puzzle sort of level called 'photo ID', which really uplifts the game, because it's such a great idea and an unusual one in a game like this, and breaks the routine of pressing fire most of the time. The hostage scene is also great ,and there are other great bits and bobs to the game. Summing up, Robo Cop gains more points from me as a whole, rather than for the most popular level , which I think is good, but nothing too special.

4,5 points