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version: pal - year: 1990 - developer: ubisoft - publisher: ubisoft - format: a500, 3 disks - condition: good - rarity: hard to find


The Backgrounds color shading rivals that of Shadow of the Beast


Graphics like these shown in the screenshots certainly prove that Ubisoft 's programmers were able to compete at the highest levels


Getting your sword burning with fire will often prove fundamental to progress


The pseudo-3D shooting stages were a technical achievement at the time. Today they look less attractive than the side-scrolling sections

Review - Back in 1990, when programmers were still discovering the hidden technical capabilities of the Amiga, Ubisoft came out with an incredible action / adventure game called Unreal (it has nothing to do with the PC FPS that came out years later).

Unreal features extraordinary graphics that fully utilize the Amiga color palette. Breathtaking graphics coupled with a clever game design are the ingredients of Unreal.

Sure, the main character could have used some additional frames of animations and the difficulty level seems a bit on the high side but these are minor problems.

There is no music in unreal, but the sound effects are extremely well done. In the 2nd level, upon entering the jungle, all kinds of realistic noises will make your skin creep!

Finally, there are some '3D' flying sequences that are pretty decent for the time, but I personally enjoy more the side scrolling platform sections. Because of its incredible audio visual appeal, Unreal will always hold a special place in my collection.

Bottom line: a very evocative and eerie fantasy game...8/10















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