Spectrum 2.0

Review of 'Salamander'

Rating:3 User: The Dean of Games

1987 Konami (UK)
by Andrew Glaister and Stuart Ruecroft

Conversion of the Konami arcade coin-op and the follow up to Nemesis. It's not a bad game by any means but the conversion could have been done better. The original coin-op is quite challenging and addictive, while the Spectrum version is just mildly. A few sections from the arcade game were also left out which is quite disappointing for anyone wanting to experience it fully, otherwise, in an age of PC emulators you are better of just playing the arcade coin-op emulated game, easily traceable online. Overall the game falls in the category of average games, where graphics, sound and gameplay are merely suitable.