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Lethal Enforcers -- Konami

A direct translation from the arcade hit, Lethal Enforcers is now available for the Sega CD. Up to two players can play with or without an optional light gun. Fight crime as a rookie officer apprehending armed thugs in this first person perspective digitized live-action shooting game.

Ferrari Man
There is a definite improvement with the second generation of Sega CD games--better graphics, more sound, and most importantly more interaction. Lethal Enforcers is a prime example of this; from the pack-in gun to the crisp graphics, this game is a winner. I was happy to see the pack-in gun, it made all the difference in the world between the true arcade feel and a cheap home rendition. I was, however, disappointed with the removal of the police references throughout the game. After all, Sega saw no wrong with the blood in Mortal Kombat, so I see no reason to censor Lethal Enforcers. However, this is a small drawback for an excellent translation. With more games this good coming in the future, I expect Sega CD owners to rejoice, and see more and more people taking the plunge and purchasing the still rather pricey units.

Very close to the arcade hit. Graphically, it is very similar with but a few mistakes. These mistakes being the absence of bullet holes and the inability to shoot someone through the car doors. Sound was fair with a few good voices. The playability of the game is alright if you don't move your gun off center. This game will last awhile and overall is not too bad.

If you liked this game in the arcade, you'll like the home version. A fairly close translation, though my only complaints are with the fact that unlike the arcade game, if your accuracy stinks, or you are prone to hit civilians than you will never get anywhere. Why? Because you get sent back to the beginning. Also, you can't shoot through car doors with the magnum!?! Yuck.

The Sega CD version of Lethal Enforcers may not be exactly like the arcade, but it's so close, who cares! This is an excellent arcade to home translation. It retained the feel of the arcade version nearly perfectly. A minor misgiving is the inability of the larger weapons to shoot through things (ie-the Magnum). What's the point of big guns if you can't kill things with them? All whining aside, this title is still fantastic.

>>>>> 74.0/100 <<<<< Ferrari Man ???? R.I.P. Salamander
Graphics 4.0 4.5 4.0 4.5
Sound 4.0 3.5 4.0 3.5
Gameplay/Control 3.5 3.5 2.5 3.5
Longevity/Playability 3.5 3.5 3.0 3.5
Overall 4.0 4.0 3.5 4.0
Total 19.0 19.0 17.0 19.0

Originally appeared Vol 2, Iss 4 (11-12/93)