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Onslaught is a pretty strange game. Combining strategy, arcade and Dungeons and Dragons, with the odd Cybernoid-style element, it makes for a somewhat disjointed, though enjoyable experience. Your life is a simple one kill, conquer, then kill a bit more. In effect you are a one man army who is suddenly struck by the idea of ending all the wars that ravage his homeland. Basically you do this by jumping off people who do not share your point of view. The opening section displays a map with the enemy territory marked. Opposing groups worship separate gods, and they act accordingly, for instance worshippers of the boar ride on the backs of hogs. Choose who you want to attack and you are transported to their stronghold. Now all you have to do is kill as many people as possible and collect the enemys battle standard, which is located at the end of the level. It is a bit like playing a mediaeval game of skirmish. Because it is only you against an army you do receive some magical help and extra weapons to collect. Naturally there is a catch, and each weapon has only a limited number of uses, and only eight can be carried at any one time. This leads to a lot of confusion and delay as you run out of one weapon, then waste a couple of seconds fiddling with the joystick selecting a new one, only to get murdered before you can use it. Fortunately there is a trainer mode which instructs the computer to select weapons for you. When you have captured his land, do battle with the opposing leader. This involves you (now in the shape of a hand) spinning round him blasting him from all sides. Then you can plan your next move and proceed to take over the whole of the country. The colours in this game are grossly over the top. A few of the explosions look like the ones in Cybernoid, but it does not seem to matter and along with its Maniacs of Noise soundtrack and its lasting gameplay, Onslaught is furious fun and addictive. Check it out.