Longplay Information

Author(s): MadMattyMadMatty
System: ZX Spectrum
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Additional Info: No information available
Publication Date: 20/05/2020
YouTube Release: 04/02/2021
Duration: 00:05:12
File Size: 3.32 MB (3404.00 KB)
Downloads: 78 downloads
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Player's Review

ZX Spectrum 48k

Highlander, developed and published by Ocean Software in 1986.

"Battle through time, develop the skills of sword play and learn from Ramirez, your first opponent, the arts of defence and attack, timing and position. When you have defeated him move in time to the present and encounter Fizir, an ancient and more skillful opponent in modern day New York. Here you must hone your skills and sharpen your reactions for upon his demise you reach the final battle with the mighty Kurgen. High above the city streets on a
deserted rooftop the last act of this deadly quest is fought. A dual which can only be won by supreme exponent."

This could well be the worst of all the Ocean licenced games. It pretty much misses the game part. It might be enjoyable for a while if 2 players are just after a sword fighting sim, but it is just dire as a single player game.

The game is so badly made that it is split into three loadable games each with a different character to fight. You are stuck in an eternal battle fighting the same enemy over and over and over again with no progression system of any kind. The game is a Joke although the real joke is on the player who paid 7.95 for the game! A whole pound cheaper than the Amstrad and C64 version due to not having to pay anyone for some music.

In the longplay I fight as Macleod fighting against all three characters (Ramirez, Fizir, Kurgen). I play best of 3 with each. There is no real ending.

00:00:00 Macleod vs Ramirez
00:02:15 Macleod vs Fizir
00:03:35 Macleod vs Kurgen