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Green Beret - 20081999120000 by Shadow Lord
Game:Green BeretCompany:Konami
Type:PlatformPlayers:1/2

Arcade games can sometimes reflect culture: take for instance the arcade classic Green Berets by Konami. You, the John Wayne Green Beret, are dropped into Russian territory to rescue embassy hostages. Archetypal russkies come at you, complete with large coats and cossack hats, to take you out. This game is just drenched in Cold War paranoia.
You are a very brave soldier -- you come to this deadly mission only armed with a knife(!!) and must use it, your wits, and whatever weapons you can find along the way. All kinds of foes await: riflemen, karate experts, dobermen, mortar soldiers, paratroopers and rocketmen.
Its a frustrating, and frankly a repetitive game. One of my vivid memories in the arcades of my youth was the time I tried to break the record score in this game by standing at the starting point and knifing anything that came close. While I amassed a respectable score, I heard the thin roar of an approaching jet. Then a MiG-15 Fishbed flew overhead and dropped a napalm strike on the whole screen, killing me as dead as fried chicken. Such a subtle way to say "hurry it up!"
Graphics
6
6
Sound
Play Control
8
9
Challenge
Replay Value
5
8
Performance
1999 EmuViews