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AmstradCPC

Terminator 2: Judgment Day

Terminator 2: Judgment Day
GenreAction Adventure
Developer / PublisherOcean
Released1991
Media1 x tape
Rating
Graphics:8.0
Sound:6.5
Gameplay:7.5
Overall:7.0
Reviewed byndial
With one of the biggest films of all time there was no doubt that a software house would get hold of the license and produce a game based on it back in the early 90s.The gameplay varies widely and mixes beat em up, shoot em up, puzzling and driving action. All levels are a series of action sequences based on scenes taken from the film. It was released for the Amstrad CPC, C64, ZX Spectrum, Atari ST, Amiga and PC (MS-DOS) computers.
 
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Terminator 2: Judgment Day The little John Connor, future winner of the machine tools, was able to see the day since the Terminator failed in his mission. Key 1000 then arrives from the future, new machine tools' envoy, to eliminate mother and son Connor. But the rebels of 1997, who have more than one trick in their bag, recover, tinker and repackage a Terminator and send it into our present to protect the little family from the vile android Key 1000.
The game tries to recreate various scenes throughout the film, like the first level, in which T800 and T1000 are first meet and fight in the hospital corridor.
Note that the CPC version offers seven levels whilst the C64 version offers a total of nine scenes!
For example, in the CPC version, level four is another fighting scene (much like the first level) in which you control T800 fighting with the T1000 in order to protect Sarah making her attempt to leave the mental hospital, whilst in the C64 version, you control Sarah, in a multi-platform gameplay, in an attempt to escape from the institute (where she has spent the last few years), while fighting with the guards. Level five in the C64 version is the one found in level four CPC's version!
In the second level (same found in the C64 version) there is a motorcycle chase in a vertical scrolling style, in which you control T800 motorbike in a flood channel and avoiding getting into the back by the truck that leads the other hideous. Take advantage of it to recover energy because other fights are waiting for you. Level three is the first of the two puzzle sections that involves you rearranging square pieces to reconstruct Arnie's arm tendons in a certain amount of time. Complete half of the puzzle, and Arnie (T800) only gets half his energy restored, otherwise, he's getting it back in full.
In level six you're in control of the kidnapped SWAT van as Sarah (Connor) tries to shoot down the pursuing helicopter while you keep the thing straight enough for her to get a decent aim, whilst this level is level 7 for the C64. Level seven on the other hand, is the final level for the CPC version, in which you finally fight with the T1000 in the steel mill, whilst in the C64 version is a multi-platform scrolling arcade shooter, in which you control T800 braking into Cyberdyne Labs in order to recover the remains of the first Terminator, but the SWAT men storm the building in order to stop you. The c64 version continuous with level 8 which involves the CPP's stage with the helicopter, and level 9 which involves the final fight with the T1000. Confusing, isn't it?
Overall, Terminator 2 is an addictive game, but it gets easily frustrating by its gameplay repetitiveness and sometimes, boring gameplay.

Graphics are colorful, offering some nice background details especially during the fighting scenes, and having nicely drawn and animated sprites of the two cyborgs. The CPC here offers way better sprites (resembling the original movie characters) than the C64 version. The birds-eye (driving) scenes are colorful too, though scrolling is slow in contrast to the C64 version which runs much faster and way smoother scrolling. Of course, the multi-platform scenes with the fast action are missing here, which is a major, I think, downside of this version.
Sound is adequate, offering a rather poor introductory tune taken from (the awesome) music of the film, whilst SFX are limited to punching, kicking and engine sounds during gameplay.
 
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Amstrad CPC
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Hardware information

Amstrad CPC 464/664/6128

Amstrad CPC 464/664/6128CPU: ZiLOG Z80 4MHZ
MEMORY: 64 KB or 128 KB of RAM depending on the model (capable of being expanded to 512k using memory extension boards)
GRAPHICS: Motorola 6845 address generator, Mode 0: 160x200 / 16 colors, Mode 1: 320x200 / 4 colors, Mode 2: 640x200 / 2 colors, A colour palette of 27 colors was supported
SOUND: The CPC used the General Instrument AY-3-8912 sound chip, providing 3 channels Mono Sound (via internal speaker) but capable to offer Stereo Sound provided through a 3.5 mm headphones jack (with pretty impressive outcome!). Also, it is possible to play back digital sound samples at a resolution of approximately 5bit. This technique is very processor-intensive though.
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The Amstrad CPC 464/664/6128 (default) color palette
RGB 27-colors palette (16 on screen)
 
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