Lethal Weapon (video game)
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|Developer(s)||Eurocom, Ocean Software|
NES and Game Boy version
Lethal Weapon is a side-scroller, in which the player chooses one of the two police partners (Mel Gibson or Danny Glover) and battles it out with criminals around the city of Los Angeles and the surrounding area. Battles are resolved via fists, guns and grenades. It is considered by gaming enthusiasts to be extremely difficult and frustrating in the fact that punching an enemy is more effective than shooting an enemy. However, the NES version is praised for its colorful graphics for 1992, and both versions of the game are universally praised for the music by Neil Baldwin.
Super NES version
There was another version of the game released for the day's home computer formats and the Super NES. It also is a difficult side-scroller where the user plays as either Riggs or Murtaugh and has to complete four missions in order to go on to the fifth and final mission. There is little difference between the two characters, other than Riggs having a faster rate of fire for his handgun, but at the cost of having a low jump height, while Murtaugh has a higher jump height at the cost of a low rate of fire for his handgun. The first four missions have the player trying to do things such as rescue Leo Getz, defuse a bomb in a shopping mall, stop a dockside smuggling operation, and prevent terrorists from blowing up the city's sewer system. The final mission focuses on going after Jack Travis, the main villain of Lethal Weapon 3.
Unreleased Sega Master System version
A Sega Master System version was in development by Probe Software and supposed to be released alongside the various versions of the game, however, for unknown reasons, it was unreleased to the public. No ROM or any evidence of the game is known to exist online, aside from the music by the talented Jeroen Tel.
PC DOS Version
The PC DOS version was developed by Ocean and released in 1992, the game was successful and very playable, but lacked good sound effects and music track compared to the Amiga version even when using Sound-blaster/Roland expansion cards.
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