Savage is a little-known gem from a much better-known software developer, Probe Entertainment (and was even programmed by Brian O'Shaughnessy, who also worked on Mortal Kombat). In Savage, you play a medieval barbarian who broke free from a castle in which he was imprisoned just to find out that his maiden girlfriend has been kidnapped. As the barbarian Savage, you must progress through three fundamentally different action subgames in order to save the maiden. |
Savage is a technical wonder. Featuring tweaked PC-speaker music and sound, amazingly well-programmed EGA action sequences (including two side-scrolling levels with many sprites and even a 3D view plane with depth-scaled sprites), Savage thrills me even today with its excellent graphics and great music. It is a classic so few people know, and I'm glad I kept the disk and can play it today as well. Get it. Now.
Reviewed by: Holograph