I have had this game called Crossbow in my collection for a while now. It is for the XE computers. Tonight, I played it for the first time. Keep in mind that I have never played this game before let alone heard of it. How did I do? I got 478,000 points. I have no clue if that is good or bad because it doesn't take long to start racking up points in this game.
Did I enjoy the game? Oh yes! I even played a second game but did not do as well. I have yet to discover how to reach the Evil Master. But I have to admit that this is a really nice piece of software. The graphics look really good, especially the environments. The sounds are good and I swear the friends dying is almost digitized.
I believe this is one of the most active light gun games I have ever played on any console. Well...almost. Gumshoe on the NES required a lot of trigger pulling as well but on the Atari this one is easily one of the more trigger-happy games on the system. That I'm aware of. One characteristic aspect if the game that I find a bit odd is the cartridge design. I use to seeing the small gray ribbed edges. The Crossbow cartridge is different. Then again it might have done that way because of the XE computers and where their cartridge slots are. I use an XEGS so I tend to forget about the XE computer design.
Regardless of the cartridge design it is probably one of the best light gun games on the system. Im glad to have it. Y'all need to play this one.
Edited by Atari 5200 Guy