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Game #2100
Crossfire   Collection: WISE Games
Action   Other action

Rating: 5.48 (27 votes)

Crossfire box cover

Crossfire screenshot
Crossfire is a decent clone of the arcade game Targ, in which you must blast your way out of an all-sides attack. Simple gameplay, but surprisingly fun, as Trixter observes in his capsule review:

"The Good:
Crossfire starts out as an easy game of reflexes: shoot everything you can in all four directions. The more insects that get released into the grid, the harder it gets. After about five minutes of playing, you're intensly aware that your life hangs by a thread, and the entire world around you disappears as you concentrate on not merely blowing away the bad guys, but staying alive!

The Bad:
The keyboard controls allow you to move and fire in all four directions, while the joystick controls, by design, only allow you to fire in the direction you're moving. This is not a problem that is easily solvable, since common joysticks of the time only had two buttons, but they could've used the second button for something.

The Bottom Line:
More fun than you would normally think in such a simple game."

Reviewed by: Underdogs

Designer: Jay Sullivan
Developer: Sierra On-Line
Publisher: IBM
Year: 1982
Software Copyright: Sierra On-Line
Theme:  
Multiplayer:  
None that we know of
System Requirements: DOS
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If you like this game, try: Mine Shaft, Frogger, BC's Quest for Tires

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