Army of Darkness is a game based on the movie of the same title. You play the role of the lead character, Ash, who has been sent back in time to protect the Necronomicon and keep it from falling into the hands of the Deadite Army.
You are the last line of defence in a Castle under siege by that very army. The castle gates have fallen and you must keep the Deadites from crossing the drawbridge and entering the keep. If even one Deadite makes it across, the game is over! There Deadites will attack in four waves: 31 blue Deadites, a Giant Skeleton, 31 red Deadites, and an Evil Ash on horseback. The Skeleton and the Evil Ash are stronger enemies that require multiple hits to be taken care of. Army of Darkness is a hack of another 2600 game called BiFrost and it retains the same gameplay. Essentially this is a vertical shooter that lets you move horizontally to attack the enemies as they approach. You enemies will arrive in pairs or triplets and may move fast, slow, or just randomly toward you. You must hit all enemies before they reach you as the game will end immediatley once that happens. The game graphics are simple but they work well for their intended purpose. Sound is minimal but there is one awesome bit of sound when the game starts: Bruce Campbell says ” Hail to the King Baby.” The game is simple but it is fun to play and it does offer a challenge.
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