I've never heard of the Arnie series before. Mobygames indicates that it's about a guy who looks like no 'Arnie' I know and his broken Uzi that just won't stop firing.
This title screen's got overly loud, low-quality electric guitar samples, panpipe samples and a house drumbeat. As an Amiga owner, I feel right at home here!
I'm going to have to upload this .mod so you can hear it. It's bad enough as it is, but this game plays it back worse.
These controls are awkward as hell. Keyboard controls are Spectrum-style QA for directly up-down and OP for directly left-right. Space shoots. Sometimes. I've got the feeling that you hold it down for grenades, but the programmers didn't implement it very well, so it's 'tap Space to do nothing, hold Space to shoot weapon or use grenade or... maybe not!'.
I give him all the time he needs. It takes some doing to get my guy into position. To stand facing diagonally, you need to release both movement keys simultaneously otherwise you'll end up facing horizontally or vertically.
You don't get to control how far you through a grenade. You barely get to choose when to throw a grenade. I can't seem to find the right place to land a grenade on this barrier. It flashes when I shoot it, but it doesn't seem to be going anywhere.
There's guys approaching from the bridge from the northwest, but they wander about aimlessly and can't seem to find the right place to stand to shoot me.
Shooting the valve didn't do anything to the barrier. I kept shooting the barrier and it eventually disappeared.
I've just noticed that there's none of that awful music ingame. That must be why I'm having fun!
Hey, there's no time limit either! And I've got infinite ammo! If this game wasn't QAOP, it would actually be playable. I'd wager that it doesn't have checkpoints, but the game was probably made in an evening by some unlucky fool so it's not as much as a game ruining oversight as it was in Future Cop L.A.P.D..
I've noticed that the only enemies that drop weapons are the stationary rocket enemies, and they never drop rocket launchers.
Man, this level's huge.
Might as well take a look at Level 2 while I'm here. What is Level 2?