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Ivanhoe

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Released: 1990

Genre: Beat-’em-up

Format reviewed: Amiga 500

Publisher: Ocean

Developer: Ocean

Submitted by: Raphael Daue

Ivanhoe is a game developed by the same team that brought us Beach Volley.

It means that the same beautiful design that played such a great part in the previous game success can also be found here. But the good news stop here…

First, while the games is once again wonderfully designed, the animation did not get the same treatment and it clearly lacks a few steps to make it enjoyable.

Secondly, the gameplay is terrific. Yes, there are different sequences (bonus fights, horse sequence) but it never gets fun and trying to go further (to have access to new environments) soon becomes a boring "job" instead of a pleasure.

This game is a good example of the well-know saying : Good graphics does not make a good game (although it may help).