Alcatraz

Available Platform: Amiga

Alcatraz is an action game developed by 221B and published by Infogrames in 1992 for MS-DOS, Amiga, and Atari ST.

Year1992
GenreAction
Rating4

75/100 based on 9 editorial reviews. Add your vote

PublisherInfogrames Europe
Developer221B Software Development
OS supportedWin7 64 bit, Win8 64bit, Windows 10, MacOS 10.6+
Updated18 April 2020
TAGS2 players co-op first-person military multi-type shoot em up side-scrolling split-screen

Game Review

Alcatraz is an action game developed by 221B and published by Infogrames in 1992 for MS-DOS, Amiga, and Atari ST. It's the sequel to another Infogrames title called Hostages, even though the two games are a bit different.

Alcatraz can be defined as a multi-type game since it doesn't fit precisely in one of the usual categories. It's divided into three phases, each one with different gameplay. The first one is a horizontal scrolling action game/shooter with stealth elements. You will have to try to hide as much as possible, but also shoot the bad guys when necessary. You can collect their weapons and use them until they are depleted. What is really fun is the need to control 2 characters, each one on his portion of the screen. If you play alone, you will have to switch between them, while if you play with a friend, you can play simultaneously.

In the second phase, the game switch to a first-person perspective. You will have to find your way in a maze-like building, trying to kill the enemies before they kill you. In the final phase, you have to climb the walls of the building using grappling hooks. In the end, if you are still alive, you can enter the building and capture the evil drug lord.

Many people appreciated Hostages, but Alcatraz can be even more fun, especially if you play in two. The only problem of the game is that it's too short; if you really try hard, you can complete it in 30 minutes. But well, it's going to be 30 minutes of fun!

Review by: Manu
Published: 5 May 2020 3:56 pm


Screenshots


Download Alcatraz - Amiga Version

Amiga version 1.3 - Language: English - Size: 8.01 Mb

Amiga version 1.3 - Language: English - Size: 8.75 Mb


Back to Game Review