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Page 1: Sabian Island – Sailing
Page 2: Saint and Greavsie – SAS Assault Course
Page 3: SAS Combat Simulator – Scooby and Scrappy Doo
Page 4: Scooby Doo – SDAW
Page 5: SDI – Sepulcri
Page 6: Sgt. Helmet Training Day 2020 – Shadow of the Beast
Page 7: Shadow Skimmer – Sharpe's Deeds
Page 8: Sherman M4 – Shufflepuck Café
Page 9: Side Arms – The Simpsons: Bart vs. the Space Mutants
Page 10: Sir Ababol – Skate Crazy
Page 11: Skate or Die – Sláine
Page 12: Slap Fight – Smash TV
Page 13: The Smirking Horror – Soccer Director
Page 14: Soccer 86 – Soldier of Light
Page 15: Sol Negro – Sorcery+
Page 16: Soul of a Robot – Space Gun
Page 17: Space Harrier – Space Smugglers
Page 18: Spaghetti Western Simulator – Spherical
Page 19: Spike in Transylvania – Split Personalities
Page 20: Spooked – The Spy Who Loved Me
Page 21: Sram – Star Control
Page 22: Star Driver – Starring Charlie Chaplin
Page 23: Star Sabre – Steg the Slug
Page 24: Steve Davis Snooker – Stranded
Page 25: Streaker – Street Warriors
Page 26: Stress – Stroper
Page 27: Stryfe – Subtera Puzlo
Page 28: Subterranean Stryker – Super Cauldron
Page 29: Super Cycle – Super Monaco Grand Prix
Page 30: Supernudge 2000 – Super Sports
Page 31: Super Sprint – Super Wrestle
Page 32: Surprise Surprise – SWIV
Page 33: The Sword of Ianna – Syntax
Screenshot of Sgt. Helmet Training Day 2020

Sgt. Helmet Training Day 2020

(The Mojon Twins, 2020)

Sergeant Helmet’s comrades are planning to send him on his toughest mission yet, but in order to prepare him for it, he has to undergo a gruelling training exercise. This consists of eight tests, which include rescuing hostages and finding detonators and using them to destroy enemy computers. Some of these exercises are held at night, while others see you attempting to reach your goal without any ammunition. Naturally there are many obstacles in your way – enemy soldiers, barbed wire, and forcefields – but Sergeant Helmet has no fear! As with most of The Mojon Twins’ releases, this features cute, colourful graphics and some pleasant tunes, and it’s fun to play and is challenging without being overly difficult.

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Sergeant Seymour Robotcop

(Code Masters, 1992)

This is one of three arcade games starring Seymour, who has become a policeman. He’s got an extendable arm which he uses to grab the bad guys and then throw at the nearest wall in order to kill them and grab the bonus that is left behind. On each screen there’s a generator that creates the bad guys, and Seymour will need to remove all of them within the time limit to go to the next screen. Getting used to the controls is the most important part, and when you’ve mastered them, you’ll really be able to enjoy the game. It’s a simple game but great fun to play, although you only get three lives, and you really need more than that.

See also: Seymour Goes to Hollywood, Stuntman Seymour, Super Seymour Saves the Planet, Wild West Seymour.

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750cc Grand Prix

(Code Masters, 1989)

Time to burn some rubber on a motorbike as you race against eight other riders. You have to finish each race in a certain place to qualify for the next race; if you don’t manage this, you’re out. The motorbike is quite powerful, but you’re going to need to use some turbo to get past the other competitors, and on longer races, you’ll also need to pit to fill up with fuel and to change the tyres. However, it’s too easy to crash, and by the time you’re back on your bike, you’ll be too far behind to gain on them. The graphics are really blocky as well, and don’t really give the impression of speed.

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720°

(US Gold, 1988)

Lots of skateboarding here as you attempt to earn medals and raise some money to buy tickets and equipment by showing off your miscellaneous skills at courses scattered throughout Skate City. There’s a ramp, a couple of downhill tracks, and a slalom track too. If you don’t do well enough, you won’t get any more tickets to get into the courses, and the killer bees will come after you (honest)! The game is quite a lot of fun at first as you muck about on all the courses, but I lost interest after some time. And killer bees? Who on Earth decided to put killer bees in a skateboarding game?

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Sewer Rat

(Lachlan Keown, 2009)

Reviewed by Pug

In Sewer Rat you play the role of a very hungry rodent. Thankfully, scattered around each screen are neatly sliced pieces of cheese for you to munch upon. Snakes, grey aliens and other nasties wander around and are deadly if touched. Each level carries a theme that introduces different hazards and obstacles, which improves the gameplay. Visually, everything looks rather drab and dated but this doesn’t deter you from having just one more go. Sewer Rat is both addictive and challenging – which goes to prove that great graphics and sound do not make a game.

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Seymour Goes to Hollywood

(Code Masters, 1991)

Seymour is about to make his big break in a new film, but there is chaos, as the director has gone and left the scripts locked in a safe! Yes, Seymour has to come to the rescue. The game, which is also known as Seymour at the Movies, features several classic films such as Grease, Flash Boredom, Sherlock Bones and The Wizard of Oz, but to see them (and solve the puzzles within them), you’ll have to find the keys to each studio first. The puzzles are entertaining and the graphics are impressive, but two things let this game down – the frustrating maze of studios in which it is easy to get lost, and the size of the game; it’s too much to sit through in one go. Amstrad Action also released a mini-game, Seymour: Take One on one of their covertapes, which is worth looking at.

See also: Sergeant Seymour Robotcop, Stuntman Seymour, Super Seymour Saves the Planet, Wild West Seymour.

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Sgrizam

(Dinamic, 1986)

Reviewed by Javier Sáez

Despite being in the 25th century, some things never change. The emperor Cophenix wants Mirdav to rescue the princess Doxaphin. Mirdav has to fight his way into the Kindos castle, from the dungeons to the upper rooms. Only the mighty sword he’s carrying, Sgrizam, will let him take the princess back to his father. Sgrizam is quite a simple arcade game. Whenever an enemy comes to you there are only three possible actions – bend down, jump or brandish your sword. The graphics are quite big and colourful and the scrolling is smooth, although there is some sprite flickering. The sound effects are only average. There’s a tune but thankfully, it doesn’t play throughout the game. Sgrizam is reasonably difficult; it just requires a bit of concentration. Its main problem is that although the levels change, the gameplay remains almost the same.

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Shackled

(US Gold, 1988)

Many prisoners are being held in the dungeons of a mysterious castle, and you must rescue them. You must explore nearly 100 levels, shooting doors to release the prisoners, and finding keys to unlock other doors. There are also many monsters to impede your progress, although if you have some prisoners with you, they will be a bit easier to defeat. This is a Gauntlet clone and it’s unfortunately not a good one. The graphics are poor and the scrolling and movement are jerky and slow, and the music on the menu is nothing special either. All the dungeons look very similar, and the game lacks excitement.

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Shadow Dancer

(US Gold, 1991)

Joe Musashi returns to fight more crime on the streets of America. One of your students, Kato, has been murdered, and not only that, the Sauros are threatening to blow up a US space shuttle. You must prevent this from happening, and avenge Kato’s death. Throughout the game, you are accompanied by your dog Yamoto, who seems to be totally invulnerable to any enemy fire. You have an unlimited supply of shurikens to throw at enemies, and you can also use magic to kill every enemy on the screen, although you can only use this a few times. The graphics are big and colourful, but the sound is rather limited and the music on the menu is irritating. The game itself is great to play, and having six credits and four lives with each credit is wonderful.

See also: Shinobi.

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Shadow of the Beast

(Gremlin Graphics, 1990)

Reviewed by Chris Lennard

Transformed against your will into a hideous mutant servant by the Beast Lord Maletoth and his evil mages, you resolve to use your beast-like powers to scour the land in search of him and to take vengeance for the death of your father. Fight your way through a seemingly endless barrage of adversaries in order to face the final confrontation with Zelek the Beast Mage, in order to regain your humanoid body and rid yourself of the shadow of the beast. The music here is of a very high quality, and combined with the detailed monochrome graphics this is a very eerie, yet appealing game.

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