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Game #879
Rambo: First Blood Part II  
Interactive Fiction   Real-time IF

Rating: 8.44 (54 votes)

Rambo: First Blood Part II box cover

Rambo: First Blood Part II screenshot
Yup, it's interactive fiction based on Rambo 2, one of the last movies you would want to make a game out of, much less a text adventure. Anyway, here we are so we might as well get on with it....

... Well, there's nothing much to say about this game. If you've seen the movie, you'll know what to expect. And don't expect difficult puzzles-- Rambo isn't known as the smartest man on earth (or even smartest monkey, for that matter). Your job is to use your trusty machine gun to liberate POW's in Vietnam. That's really about it, although some puzzles do require more thought than Rambo is capable of (that's why he needs your help, I guess). The game does try to be atmospheric, but the effect is rather awkward -- after all, typing "SHOOT MAN" doesn't give you nearly as much Rambo-like adrenaline rush as actually blasting the enemies in action games. Probably a good example of the limits of interactive fiction. A good effort that's worth playing if you're curious, especially since the game is quite short. If you want a real Rambo experience, though, play shoot-em-ups instead.

Reviewed by: Underdogs

Designer: Tony Pomfret & Dave Collier
Developer: Angelsoft
Publisher: Mindscape
Year: 1985
Software Copyright: Angelsoft
Theme: Organized Forces
Multiplayer:  
None that we know of
System Requirements: DOS
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If you like this game, try: Dick Francis: High Stakes, Indiana Jones in: Revenge of The Ancients, James Bond 007 in: A View to A Kill

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