Sometimes TV tie-in games are bad, sometimes they are horrible, but sometimes they are the most craptacular crap of crapware imaginable. The A-Team belongs to the last category, it's amazing how a developer could pick a license and so utterly destroy it.
Based on a relatively popular TV series, the game has almost no resemblance to its TV counterpart except for the name of the characters. The show (which I kinda enjoyed as a kid) was about four falsely accused Vietnam War veterans who helped others while escaping from the law. The game is a bore'm up featuring five frames of animation. All you need to do is shoot at four big heads and dodge their bullets. That wouldn't have been so bad, had it been executed properly, but alas...
Aside from the ugly sprites, lack of any backgrounds and the unbelievable setting (come on, four big heads shooting bullets at you is not very realistic, is it?), the game mechanics are all wrong too. The controls are not responsive and the bullets are very difficult to dodge. There are no sound effects whatsoever and it feels like you are fighting four giant mutated heads in the emptiness of outer space.
This game makes a lot of Atari 2600 games look like Turrican in comparison. A whacked-out hippie's worst nightmare.
|GRAPHICS - 1/10|
|Terrible. Sprites, animations and backgrounds are as plentiful as polar bears in Texas.|
|SOUND - 1/10|
|The intro music is taken from Star Wars (how fitting), no in-game music or sound effects to be found.
|PLAYABILITY - 1/10|
|Gameplay? There isn't any. |
|OVERALL - 1/10|
|A piece of 8-bit trash you may have missed, but only if you have been lucky. |