Title The Chaos Engine (CD32) Company The Bitmap Brothers Game Type Shoot-em-up Players 1 or 2 Compatibility CD32,1200+CD Submission Courtesy of Sean Caszatt Review Ahhh! A game that can take on the big guys: Sega and Nintendo. Sega and SNES owners can already play this game under the name SOLDIERS OF FORTUNE. It was even picked by Sega as their third-party game of the year for the Genesis machine. This is a shoot-'em-up, plain and simple. It's a great one too, with tons of power-ups, hidden levels and lots of enemies to blast. The game revolves around the idea of a machine called The Chaos Engine that has unleashed a "Cloud of Chaos" upon the world. Animals and men have been mutated into horrible beasts as a result. Six soldiers of fortune (Thug, Mercenary, Preacher, Gentleman, Navvie and Brigand) are called in to disable the Chaos Engine and make things as they once were. The player (or players, as this can be played by two at one time) picks the soldier of fortune to control. Each has his own special weapons and abilities. Basically, the object is to blast through each of the 16 levels collecting power-ups and activating nodes which allow passage to the next level. The game is pretty much a straight port of the Amiga AGA version, but in this case that's not too much of a liability. The original was good and this is a console type game. The graphics, while sparse, are quite effective. Anything else really would have been overkill. This is a great game to sit down and just blast away with. The manual has the following line: "Sure, I'd waste anything I saw and I wouldn't think twice about it either." How appropriate!