AGH Jaguar Review: DOOM

by Atari

At long last, the PC blockbuster has finally made its way to the Jaguar, and the folks at Id software have pulled now punches in keeping in all the blood, gore and demonic references of the original IBM game. Armed with chainsaw, shotgun and many other cool weapons, 3D corridor shooter fans can now experience the thrill of wandering through 23 levels of blasting away at hordes of ghoulish monsters. You can pick up various items such as bigger and badder weapons, ammo and better armor to better aid you in your adventure through dark halls taking potshots at demons, imps and barons of hell.

Since this is nothing more than a port of the PC game. closeup shots of enemies are pixelated and blocky, and they're not animated much either. The controls seem to be a bit more sluggish compared to its PC counterpart, but that's probably more a result of being stuck with using a directional pad than anything else. All of the action and appeal of PC Doom, however, is thankfully all here and should satisfy those who enjoy uncomplicated gaming and slaughtering bad guys.

Title Doom
Publisher Atari
System Atari Jaguar
Graphics 7
Sound 6
Gameplay 7
Overall 7
Reviewer Keita Iida

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