Spectrum 2.0

Review of 'Saboteur!'

Rating:4 User: Zagrebo

Despite all the pretences this game has of being a proto-Metal Gear stealth game it's really just a flick-screen arcade adventure featuring a bloke in ninja kit. Despite that, it's also extremely atmospheric, the graphics are great and allowing the player to progress through the difficulty levels at will is a nice touch. However, many of the excellent and innovative ideas this game had don't quite work. The dogs are difficult to attack, the guards are far too easy and present precious little challenge and the most likely thing to stop our hero is the clock or a bad fall.

None of this stops 'Saboteur' from being a great game that's still fun to play but the sequel built on the original admirably.