Hawkeye

Hawkeye

Hawkeye

Half-man, half-robot. All good.

After a pretty amazing début quartet of Sanxion, Delta, Quedex (and the lovely Hunter's Moon which we'll add another time), Thalamus kept up its near-flawless record of quality, original titles with this slice of action adventure loveliness.

Scooping a Gold medal in Zzap was no mean feat, but this début offering from Dutch collective The Boys Without Brains proved the talent scouts within Thalamus could sniff out some of the best new developers from right under the noses of the big boys of the business.

While a certain amount of sniffy revisionism about Hawkeye's real worth has gone on over the years, I'd place myself in full agreement with the old Newsfield crew that Hawkeye was a decent game. But was it "an addictive and beautifully presented shoot 'em up of the highest calibre"? Certainly, back in the summer of 1988, there were few better games around.

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