Ah memories! Who Shot Johnny Rock was one of my favorite arcade games as a kid - I used to spend countless hours on Sundays in the early 90's, feeding the machine 20p's even though I had long since finished the game and seen every ending (there are four, generated at random, depending on which suspect 'dunnit).
A few years later, my parents, by chance, found me a copy of the PC version in a dusty corner of a computer shop - I had no idea at the time there was a home conversion (no internet back then!) and I was thrilled to bits. I actually still have the disk to this day, sadly it operates on DOS and won't run on any modern computer without a lot of tinkering around and installing emulators, which use a huge amount of CPU space - I never really fancied risking 600 quids worth of PC just for Johnny Rock!
Now onto Digital Leisure (this version) I have one main gripe really: it doesn't work! Or at least not very well.
The problems can be divided into three categories:
Stiff and hard to use - the only thing you have to do in the game is move a cursor which you use to shoot baddies (in the Arcade you used a light gun - the game is basically like virtua cop or time crisis, exept real actors, playing the baddies, are your tagrets). But the cursor is so slow to move around and aim at your target its unbelievable - you are supposed to be able to use this game with a DVD player, but it's is nearly impossible to play with a DVD remote - you can just about get by using it in a PS2 with a controller - I've tried using the game with a PC, thinking the mouse would be a lot better, but it just crashes the computer.Read more ›
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