Spectrum 2.0

Review of 'Hostages'

Rating:4 User: Morkin

Played this as a WoS game challenge. Never played it before or realised it had been released on so many other formats.

Anyway, essentially it's in 3 parts. In part one you have to get your force into position - side scroller, and you have to jump, crawl and hide from the moving searchlights. This section is OK but not too taxing.

The next section involves switching between 2 teams; the first is your snipers, who can keep an eye on the building and take out the odd silhouette. The second can abseil down the outsides, and break through the windows.

Once in the building the screen turns to a 1st person view. This is probably the most exciting part of the game, as the terrorists are always on the move. Taking out lone terrorists is fairly easy, but some move around with hostages, giving you a short time to accurately take them out without killing the hostages. This is by far the most difficult part - unless you're very precise, your man can be shot. One stray bullet and you can no longer get a complete victory. The good thing is that you get to repeat this section if it happens, rather than go back to the start again.

For me this was a bit of a hidden gem, with difficulty ramping nicely to the end section. Giving it a nice 4.5 out of 5. Suggest giving it a go if you haven't already.