A look at Lethal weapon for
Amiga and the SNES

In this two part video review I'm comparing the AMIGA version of the Lethal weapon video game against the SNES version. The amiga version was also ported to the Atari ST and MS DOS, both versions are identical except for machine specific technical differences. The SNES version is based on the same concept, but the execution is a little different. What's remarkable is that it's sort of SNES exclusive, but they've also recycled bits from the amiga version.

Both versions of the game where developed and published by OCEAN software (except for the NES and GAMEBOY) in 1992, at the time of the release of the third Lethal Weapon movie. The game is loosly based on the film series, using themes and situations from mostly Lethal Weapon 2 and 3, but the missions are completely original and are not based on the stories of any of the movies, except for the final mission in the game, wich is basically Lethal weapon 3 in a nutshell.

Fans of the movie might be a bit disappointed with either version of the game, but the game is ok. The Amiga version is much better then the SNES version from a gameplay perspective, also the techical execution is up to standard for a 1992 amiga game. The SNES version is different story, it's fairly mediocre and the techical execution is below avarage for a SNES game, even for an early one.

Both versions have an excellent soundtrack, wich is a very characteristic OCEAN thing. Also noteworthy is the the Amiga version was made by a much smaller development team then the SNES version, and it's better. Go figure.



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