Professional, Originally Released On Cassette Only
Game Type : Arcade; Shoot-'Em-Up
Standalone Release(s) : 1984: SAS COMMANDER, Comsoft, £6.95
Compilation Release(s) : None
Stated compatibility : Electron
Actual compatibility : Electron. Electron version plays fast on BBC.
Supplier : COMSOFT, 67 Kent Road, Harrogate, N YORKS HG1 2NH.
Tel: 0423 57464
Disc compatibility : CDFS E00, DFS E00
As a member of the anti-terrorist squad of the S.A.S, you are sent to trouble spots around the world to free hostages, kill terrorists and restore freedom. As you walk down siege-stricken streets, you may never know who is lurking around the next corner, but then again...he who dares, wins!
Instructions' Source : SAS COMMANDER (Comsoft) Back Inlay
Review (Electron User)
I must admit that when I first say the title of Comsoft's latest offering all my finely-honed, Guardian-reading hackles rose. Another arcade anthem to macho man? More bodies littered across the screen? I was dead against it.
That is I was until I started playing it, and then I was hooked. The idea is quite simple. A group of urban terrorists has infiltrated three streets. There are ten to each street and your job is to root them out.
However it's not that easy. As you tote your gun along the terrorised terraces, the terrorists appear at the windows blasting away at you. Of course you can dodge their fire and shoot back (each terrorist killed increases your points score) but beware. Some of the terrorists have taken hostages and are hiding behind them, sniping at you. Hit a hostage and you're drummed out of the game.
It's gory but great fun. Well worth looking at.
Trevor Roberts, ELECTRON USER 2. 5