#92 Green Beret

Posted: 10th October 2016 by Jeroen in Games
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548th played so far


Genre: Action
Platform: Arcade
Year of Release: 1985
Developer: Konami
Publisher: Konami

Green Beret is a side scrolling platformy beat em up also known as Rush’n Attack. That’s most of what I know about it – it feels like the description blurs together with so many other games like it on the list.

Our Thoughts

I can’t really point to what part of this game is special. You run around, strike down enemies (with a knife at first, using guns when you get them). There’s some nice strategic switching between levels as you proceed, partialy enforced by mines. Beyond that you slowly make your way forward after facing off against wave after wave of enemies.

That’s all it does, and the game is fine at doing that. There’s some variety in the enemies, but most of it feels a bit boring. Samey, perhaps, as it never really switches things up that much. Maybe I shouldn’t ask for that much, but I got bored.

Final Thoughts

Green Beret is a beat em up of its time, straight forward, uncomplicated and possibly a bit more difficult than it should be. It does all of it well enough, but not enough to really wow me.