Lethal Enforcers 1 & 2
Lethal Enforcers I & II have been resurrected on the PlayStation to try to fill the 32-bit market's hole of solid shooters. Unfortunately, while the game does hold your attention for a time, the monotonous side-scrolling action quickly turns dry.
The graphics are exactly like the arcade, using visual stills to create realism. The limited character animations, however, leave much to be desired as enemies are either shooting or being shot with no flipping in the air or curling on the ground. The sound is crisp and the music is appropriate for the format.
Control-wise, LE I & II is very sensitive and requires a careful eye and steady hand.
Unless you're a fan of LE I & II this is best left to the shooting rental range.
- In levels with moving vehicles, don't shoot the tires.
- In LE I, defeat the Level 1 boss by letting every third rocket through and shooting it with six to eight shots.
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Think you're a fast draw? Later this year, Konami will be giving you the chance to prove it on your PlayStation with the arcade shooting classics Lethal Enforcers 1 & 2. These shooting titles allow players to play the role of a street cop out to save the world in the first release or a gun-slinging, boot-wearing lawman in the sequel. Both titles give the player five stages to explore with strange Bosses in each level to attempt to conquer.
Many gamers feel the two most important elements in any shooting title are the stage interaction and the styles of available weapons. LE1&2 has no shortage of available weapons. They range from your standard six-shooter up to rifles, gating guns. Uzis, M-16s and even cannons. By using these upgraded weapons, the player's shots are much faster and do considerably more damage. LET & 2's level interaction gives players a good amount of background objects to train their sights on. But these objects are just for fun, and beside the occasional power-up that falls from them, they don't cause anything out of the ordinary to occur in your mission.
The items you break in the stages such as windows, bottles, cameras and car tires among others are just entertaining. But if your are not on a power-up search, you are better off not wasting the rounds. Even bullet holes in walls heal themselves after you start pumping too much lead in surrounding areas (usually from using a gun with auto-fire).
Even on the easy level, there are more than enough bad guys to keep players occupied. End Bosses are also included. Each requires a different way of killing it besides just repeatedly shooting your foe over and over. And as a warning to trigger-happy gunmen, there's also a mix of good guys and civilians who-although are a bit too stupid for their own good--don't take too kindly to a piece of hot lead in their backs, so watch who you're shooting'.
If players remember to rate Lethal Enforcers 1 & 2 as a classic instead of a current release, it is bound to rank high in enjoyability.
- MANUFACTURER - Konami
- THEME - Shooter
- NUMBER OF PLAYERS - 1 or 2
I used to love the Lethal Enforcers games. They were the best two-player light-gun games around in the arcades at the time. Who can forget the bright pink and blue guns tied to the cabinets with heavy chains? Barring a few negligible details, these are clean translations. All of the graphics and levels are dead-on. Combine that with minimal load times, and you have a near-perfect arcade experience. I recommend using the Naki Lunar Gun with Laser Sight or the Nyko Cobra Light Gun to spice things up a bit.) But having picture-perfect translations of dated games doesn't make them necessarily good. Rereleasing old games works for retro classics, as Namco and Williams have demonstrated perfectly, but I wouldn't classify the Lethal Enforcers games with the likes of Pac-Man and Joust. When we are used to playing great polygonal shooting games (like Virtua Cop 1 and 2 or Time Crisis). Lethal Enforcers I & II just don't cut The sprite-based digitized characters look very silly. The (mostly) static backgrounds and environments remind me of an older, gentler day of gaming. So Lethal Enforcers is a great translation, but I'd only recommend it if it doesn't cost you too much. They're average titles that were decent when they first came out ...years ago.
Unless you really love games like this, or really loved this game when it originally came out, don't bother with Lethal Enforcers 1 & 2. If you've played one. you've played them all. The graphics are sub-standard, and most of the time, the game just isn't fun to play. If you're going to buy one like this, go with Time Crisis when it comes out.
LE1&2 are identical to the arcade originals. In other words, their graphics and animation look feeble when compared to modem shooters. But the gameplay Cur maybe gunplay?) is also just as true to the arcade, making this duo fun to play through at least once. And since you get a ton of credits, you should have little trouble beating each on your first try.
The others may not agree, but Lethal Enforcers is a pretty good light game, albeit a simple one. The difficulty relies more on finding a good light gun than the game itself. Don't attempt to play either version of this game with a control pad. It's a sad thing to see. trust me. Otherwise, the graphics are good, even if they don't animate as much as some "new" games.