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Fatal Choice
(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 stones... 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...

Graphics (n.)
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 some animation.
Sound/Music (n.)
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 v
There are two premises to this game: Turning switches and opening doors. Equally boring is your  weapon, which has really limited ammo.
Story (n.)
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.
Challenge (v.)
To strike the mental nerve in such a way as to stimulate human thought and reflexes
(Very Poor) 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
(Very Poor) 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.
Players 1 player Genre: Arcade Game
Rating To solve: 3-4 hours Final Rating: 7/35

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Installation Tips
wTo play Fatal Choice, unzip the file and run "FATAL.EXE".
wFatal Choice is not compatible with all sound cards.

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