Again, the plot borrows ideas from all entries and turns them into single missions. Once inside a department, you have to kick, run, or shoot your way out. You can begin with any of the missions, which include a dockside drug dealing operation, a ransom plan, a shopping mall terrorist situation in L. It has the worst graphics, no music, and standard controls only joystick support. The final mission focuses on going after Jack Travis, the main villain of Lethal Weapon 3. The cartoony graphics should keep you intrigued.
This is all exciting on paper, but the combat is quite dull and repetitive. Which of these four mission will you tackle first? Bullet-proof vests monitor your progress. The tiny Riggs and Murtaugh characters look more comic than coplike, and the villains are miniature miscreants. How much of your life and your future are you willing to risk? Funny does Los Angeles have a subway? It also is a difficult side-scroller where the user plays as either or and has to complete four missions in order to go on to the fifth and final mission. The standard backgrounds fail to save the game's graphics, and, unfortunately, the music's not very good, either. For each one the player can choose the appropriate character. After a couple of hours, though, you may want to take it out back and give it a couple of shots of another kind.
Ocean is once again dipping into the cinema grab bag and pulling out a blockbuster game based on a blockbuster movie. The game is based on the movie series, starring Mel Gibson or Danny Glover. The crazy cop and his almost crazy partner are back to do the city a world of good. Remember, you'll need muscle and wits, so choose wisely. Choose the best man for each mission. The game was criticized for shoddy collision control and for not capturing the feel of the films in any way, shape, or form. For example — the second stage of level two involves terrorists attempting to move the character Krugerrand out of the country via the docks, mirroring plot points from the second film.
Lethal and Legal If you need a deadly dose of action, you might find it in Lethal Weapon. These two police partners have to battle with criminals around their city and all the nearby area, using fists, guns and grenades. Riggs is an impulsive, high-strung Vietnam vet, and Murtaugh is a stable career cop and family man. Like Mega Man, the game has a level select, but only the final level can be played after the other four missions are beaten. Published and developed by Ocean Software Ltd.
Although it has proper scrolling, the character sprites stutter during movement. In the first you need to stop drug dealers, in the second - stop suicidal terrorists, then have to defuse a bomb, the fourth is to get into an office complex to set free Leo Getz. The level design is quite bland and unimaginative docks, sewers, nondescript warehouses, etc. Unfortunately, none of them are very good. At the time of its release, the game received mostly mediocre reviews across most of the systems. Where this differs is that Eurocom actually delivered on that boast.
As you progress, you can collect bullets, a badge that shields you from two hits, and a clock that increases your time limit. In fact, it is more effective to punch an enemy than shoot. The missions take place aboard a ship, on a subway, in a shopping mall, and within an office complex. Unfortunately, once the game starts proper, this beautiful facade falls away. Shaunswoggle says: You know what it's all about. Murtaugh, on the other hand, is slower and cannot jump as high, but has a strong punch melee attack, plus he can pick up and throw crates. Ammunition is limited, but ammo pick-ups litter the levels, but enemies take at least two hits, and the difficulty is relentless, even on the lowest setting.
It only allows the selection of Riggs or Murtaugh at the beginning of the game, then proceeds down a linear path of poorly re-designed versions of the levels from the other games. You start off with a gun and limited ammo. It doesn't get rougher or tougher than the streets of Los Angeles, where you'll take on drug smugglers, terrorists, The Organization and a hostage situation at a shopping mall. You must stop all those crimes in L. However, they cannot be interacted with.
This time, development was passed to another British software house, Eurocom Entertainment Software, a company that also have a prolific reputation for mixed quality tie-in games. They will be up against drug dealer, terrorists, smugglers, terrorists, The Organization, and even a hostage situation. You quickly learn there is no skill to the game, and it just requires a large amount of trial and error, but even then, the enemies can still appear randomly and mess things up. Assume the Position The action in Lethal Weapon is extraordinarily hard, with repetitive and sometimes unfair game play. The player can only switch between characters in the locker room between levels.
Where the game really falls down, however, is the platforming. You'll need as much padding as you can get to beat these thugs. Riggs can jump over some obstacles and Murtaugh has to punch his way through the same obstacles. The first four missions have the player trying to do things such as rescue their friend 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. There are four main missions for them to complete before they can take on a final bonus mission.