The Hit Squad 

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 O peration Thunderbolt is an into the screen shoot-em up which is viewed from the first person perspective. There's an interesting twist in that the baddies look as if they are shooting out of telly screen and directly at you. For added realism you can shout "oh bugger" every time you are shot.

The idea is to shoot absolutely everything on screen except the hostages. You are supposed to be saving them, although the temptation to blast them as well is somewhat overpowering. Ammo is strictly limited, but more can be picked up along the way. Without doubt, or any form of bias, the best conversion of all 8 and 16-bit games was on the spectrum. It's quite phenomenal that any home computer can cope with five large baddies, a helicopter or two flying above, and a two player option. But guess what? The speccy can. It's fast, it's frantic, it's varied and it's great with two players. It's been cloned but this is the original (well, the follow up) and the best. Cripes, another Your Sinclair Megagame.

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James Walsh




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