The Untouchables (video game)

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The Untouchables
Developer(s)Ocean Software
Publisher(s)Ocean Software
Platform(s)ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, MSX, Amiga, NES, SNES
Release1989
Genre(s)Side-scrolling game

The Untouchables is a video game released by Ocean Software in 1989 on ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, MSX, Amiga, DOS, and later on NES and SNES. It is based on the film The Untouchables.

Gameplay[edit]

A side-scrolling based loosely on the movie, the game plays out some of the more significant parts of the film. Set in Chicago, the primary goal of the game is to take down Al Capone's henchmen and eventually detain Capone.

Reception[edit]

Reception
Review scores
PublicationScore
CVG85%[5]
Crash94%[3]
EGM5.8/10 (SNES)[1]
Sinclair User95%[4]
Your Sinclair94%[2]
Zzap!6496%[7]
The Games Machine96%[6]
Awards
PublicationAward
Zzap!64Gold Medal[citation needed]
CrashCrash Smash[citation needed]
Your SinclairMegagame[citation needed]

Electronic Gaming Monthly gave the Super NES version a 5.8 out of 10, commenting that "This title would have been better if it were Super Scope compatible, for it is a bit difficult to use the pad during the shooting sequences."[1]

The reviewer from Crash called the game "Great stuff. Ocean have brought Chicago to life. Atmospheric title tune (128k), beautifully detailed graphics and challenging gameplay add up to one addictive mean game!"[3]

Sinclair User commented that "The Untouchables is a cracking conversion. Easily one of the most successful and accurate movie licenses to date."[4]

Paul Rand of Computer and Video Games stated that "The Untouchables is a well thought out package which will find a niche in most people's software collections [...] those who buy it won't be disappointed."[5]

The Games Machine added that "The six levels are all trigger-pumping fun, with suitable graphics to give an authentic Twenties feel, and some nice touches [...] It all make The Untouchables a winner."[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Review Crew: The Untouchables". Electronic Gaming Monthly (54). EGM Media, LLC. January 1994. p. 44.
  2. ^ "The Untouchables". Ysrnry.co.uk. Retrieved 2013-03-05.
  3. ^ a b "Archive - Magazine viewer". World of Spectrum. Retrieved 2013-03-05.
  4. ^ a b "Archive - Magazine viewer". World of Spectrum. Retrieved 2013-03-05.
  5. ^ a b "Archive - Magazine viewer". World of Spectrum. Retrieved 2013-03-05.
  6. ^ a b "Archive - Magazine viewer". World of Spectrum. Retrieved 2013-03-05.
  7. ^ "Zzap!64 100th Issue Pull-Out Special Page 5". Zzap64.co.uk. Retrieved 2013-03-05.