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Jackal by Max Diablo
Game:JackalCompany:Konami
Type:ShooterPlayers:1-2

Here's the deal...you and your partner are in control of a jeep and your codename is 'Jackal'. Your new mission is to go and rescue a large amount of POWs during the mythical war this game is based on.
It's graphics are brightly colored and all the objects are well detailed, even the little enemy soldiers. There are no gliches is the graphics as far as I could tell.
The sound is about as good as it gets on an emulator. All the sounds are the right tone, and the music is very well suited to the action.
Ah yes, now the part that usually makes or breaks a game, the play control. This time around, it makes the game. Your jeep responds to your every button or keyboard press. Aiming is a cinch, since the machine gun always aim up, and the grenade/missle just fires straight out in front of the jeep.
This game also has an interesting aspect that keeps the game from being too easy to defeat. You can't continue. All you can do is set the lives to the maximum and practice, practice, practice. Even when you lose, you'll just say to yourself,"I can do that a lot better." You will probably never get tired of this game. This leads to the game having a really high replay value. It just doesn't get boring, as new types enemies are always appearing as you progress throughout the game.
From a technical standpoint, this game is emulated rather well. There is no slowdown, and the game plays just like the arcade, since the arcade had a standard, easily emulated joystick.
If I had to find a problem with this game, it would be that in the very beginning, when your jeep gets dropped off, the helicopters doing the dropoff sound like sheet-metal in a blender. All in all, this game is one of the best.
Graphics
8
9
Sound
Play Control
9
10
Challenge
Replay Value
8
9
Performance
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