Savage (video game)

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Savage
Savage
Cover art of Savage
Developer(s) Probe Software (David Perry, Nick Bruty, David Whittaker)
Publisher(s) Firebird Software
Platform(s) Amiga, Atari ST, DOS, ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC, C64
Release date(s) 1988
Genre(s) Action
Mode(s) Single player
Distribution Cassette tape
floppy disk

Savage is an action video game developed by Probe Software and published by Firebird Software in 1988 for ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST and DOS. In 1989 Firebird published a version for the Amiga.[1]

Gameplay[edit]

Savage is a three-part game; the first and third parts are side-scrolling hack and slash levels whilst the second is a 3D into-the-screen action sequence. The story is a swords and sorcery fantasy, with the muscular hero attempting to rescue his 'maiden love'.

Critical reaction[edit]

Stage 1 from the ZX Spectrum version

Your Sinclair awarded the game 9 out of 10,[2] praising the detailed and colourful graphics achieved with the Spectrum.

The Commodore 64/128 version of the game was reviewed in 1990 in Dragon #155 by Hartley, Patricia, and Kirk Lesser in "The Role of Computers" column. The reviewers gave the game 4 out of 5 stars. The reviewers complimented the game, stating, "Savage is one of the best C64/128 arcade games we’ve played lately. Especially of note is the game's music, which is of extraordinarily high quality. The graphic sprites are well designed, and play is fast." They concluded the review by saying, "Yes, Savage is savage—on both your joystick palm and fire-button finger. If you aren’t quick, you’re dead. [...] Savage is a very good arcade/fantasy game and is well named!"[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Savage - HOL Amiga database". Hall of Light. 
  2. ^ "Savage review". Your Sinclair (36). December 1988. 
  3. ^ Lesser, Hartley; Lesser, Patricia; Lesser, Kirk (March 1990). "The Role of Computers". Dragon (155): 95–101. 

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