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(Nathan Wallis and Elias Holmlid)
"A lesson in Intergalactic Driver's Education"
The Earth is dying,
and its destruction is imminent. As a last resort, you and the surviving
humans depart on a spaceship. The journey to the nearest habitable planet
was galaxies away. Eventually, you had to refuel on a friendly planet.
At least, they were friendly until you stole one of the city's most valuable
...now you're locked
up and sentenced for execution. Desperate, you escape from your cell during
your only open opportunity. You walk through the corridors, dodging any
guards you see along the way, until finally you find a huge room. In the
very corner of that room is a space vehicle. This could be your only ticket
out of here...
The use of animation and visual effects to stimulate the senses
|While all the action does take place on
a black backdrop, Fatal Choice does offer a lot of rendered sprites and
The smooth blend of atmospheric sounds and original harmonies
|Some cosmic Sound Blaster Sound Effects
add to the action, though they are few and far between.
|Gameplay (n.)The precision of control
and involvement of character within its universe
|There are two premises to this game: Turning
switches and opening doors. Equally boring is your weapon, which
has really limited ammo.
The creativity and presentation of the game's critical plot
|Every three stages the arcade action is
interrupted by long text explanations of the story's plot.
|Replay Value (n.)
The timelessness of the gamer's delight, such that the experience
can be repeated again and again
|The password system does come in handy,
but you shouldn't have to write it down everytime you die. A "Restart Level"
would do this game wonders, or at least the opportunity to refill ammunition
as a bonus for completing each level.
To strike the mental nerve in such a way as to stimulate human thought
||Near impossible. The later levels are
designed to kill people who don't know when to shoot their enemies or save
their ammo. The game breaks down to a guessing game that tests the patience
more than the mind.
|Fun Factor (n.)
The overall entertainment value as maintained throughout the adventure
||The homing trucks in the later levels
can take you down when you least expect it. And then there's the bitter
agony of being soooo close to the exit but falling one bullet short of
shooting down all the enemies you need to... Fatal Choice is hard to enjoy
unless you like dissecting the levels to the very core.
||Genre: Arcade Game
||To solve: 3-4 hours Final Rating: 7/35
To download this game, click here.
play Fatal Choice, unzip the file and run "FATAL.EXE".
Choice is not compatible with all sound cards.
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