Target Renegade

  • Imagine Software

  • FormatArcade & Video Game
  • TypeBeat em up
  • SystemComputer

Well, if you enjoy a really good side scrolling beat em up like I do, then you will enjoy this amazing game for the ZX Spectrum.

The player controls Jack, a naughty child who wants to break the record for naughtiness (recorded on the "naughtyometer"Wyn James

This of course is the sequel to the first game simply called Renegade. There also follows a Renegade 3: The Final Chapter game version too. In this version they dropped the two-player mode.

It really has been a very long time since I last played Target Renegade, but I do remember having it on a compilation game pack with other great Spectrum games.

My friend used to enjoy playing this, and we sometimes used the co-op method so we could each beat the bad guys up at the same time. Sadly the NES and C64 versions of the game do not have a two-player co-operative mode. The graphics of the game are really good, and the music is pretty good too if you don't mind the continuous music within the game. Although you can switch the music off should you want to.

On the first level it's fairly easy, but the action soon hots up when you get further into the game. You can jump, punch, kick, back kick, and all sorts of other fighting techniques that you can use - (I did like the sound of the motorbikes on the 1st level) The colours are used well, and the sounds are pretty convincing too. Plot: The tragic death of your brother Matt, murdered while investigating the underworld dealings of gangland boss Mr Big, cannot go unavenged. Driven by a sense of burning injustice you make your way through the seedy streets of Scumville, a labyrinthine nest of crime and black market dealings, to a final show-down with the notorious gangster himself.

The adventure can be undertaken alone or with a companion (whose presence makes the competition doubly tough) over five multiloaded levels. The action shifts from a dangerous multistorey car park to seedy night time streets via a seemingly harmless city park and an overpopulated shopping mall, finally climaxing in Mr Big's headquarters in a sleazy bar.

The inhabitants of Scumville have little goodwill to spare: motor cyclists, skinheads, Beastie Boys fans and ladies of the night, often armed and always spoiling for a fight, attempt to thwart your progress through the sinister city streets.

You are able to carry out various jumping, kicking and punching actions with relative ease. Knocking down a weapon-carrying opponent gives you the chance to pick up his club, axe or stick as it falls; an extra points bonus is awarded for making use of objects as well as fists.

Each time a blow is sustained, your health, indicated by an energy meter, is diminished. Complete loss of strength results in the loss of one of three lives.

Once all current opponents have been subdued in a section, a door opens on to the next urban battleground. Survive through to the final confrontation in the bar, beat your way past Mr Big's bodyguards and the gangland boss lies at your mercy. Succeed in destroying him and Matt's body can finally lie at rest in his Scumville grave.

These are the ratings:

Presentation 85%
Graphics 90%
Playability 93%
Addictive qualities 93%
Overall 90%

Review by Wyn James - @Hekatonchieres

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Target: Renegade Spectrum Music

  • Imagine Software

  • FormatArcade & Video Game
  • TypeBeat em up
  • SystemComputer

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