Your #1 source for Atari Lynx news and information!
Atari GamerAtari GamerAtari Gamer
  1. Home >
  2. Game Database >
  3. Game Reviews >
  4. Turbo Sub
Turbo Sub
Score
Genre
Action/Shooter
Players (ComLynx)
1 (2)

SERGEANT: "Sir!"

CAPTAIN: "At ease, sergeant. Now, where are we?"

SERGEANT: "Turbo Sub, sir!"

CAPTAIN: "What's that? A Lynx game?"

SERGEANT: "Yes, sir! I didn't read the manual, but from what I can figure out, you have to shoot at alien invaders. To win victory for earth! Above and under the water!"

CAPTAIN: "Oh! Well, that sounds fun. What, you can choose to submerge or go above sea level?"

SERGEANT: "Yes, sir! In fact, you must do that to progress. Most of the time you are free to move the ship how you like. It's a shame that, when you reach the end of a stage, the sub tells you when to dive, because it makes the journey a bit linear! Still, there's monsters a-plenty to shoot both above and below the water, sir!"

CAPTAIN: "Well, it certainly looks pretty good visually out there. The water flows nicely, there's hazards underwater, nice looking sky, and lots of blasting action above and below the water. What about the audio in this Turbo... Sub... thing?"

SERGEANT: "It's not bad, sir! No in-ship music to speak of, but the sound effects are great! A bit like 'Hydra', sir!"

CAPTAIN: "Hydra? Where?!"

SERGEANT: "Nowhere, sir! Umm... please lower the harpoon gun sir, it's aimed at my head."

CAPTAIN: "Sorry, old chap. Now, tell me about the controls."

SERGEANT: "No issues with the controls, sir! They are cleanly calibrated, well balanced, and make sense notionally in the heat of warfare!"

CAPTAIN: "What on earth did you just say?"

SERGEANT: "They're pretty good, sir!"

CAPTAIN: "Well, that's great news. Is there anything WRONG with this game, then?"

SERGEANT: "Well, it is a little easy, sir! One reviewer said he completed the journey in an afternoon. He enjoyed the varied nature of the surroundings, but even with the great positives, he wanted more from it. There wasn't much reason to play it again too much once it was over."

CAPTAIN: "What did he like about it?"

SERGEANT: "He said it was like a first person shooter in a sub, which was very cool. He liked that he could buy extra lives and other useful items at the shops. You need to collect the crystals in the surroundings for that. And he thought the bosses were great, sir!"

CAPTAIN: "Well, I'm a boss and I'm great. Should I buy this 'Turbo Sub', then?"

SERGEANT: "Up to you, sir! I think it's a fun, slightly on-rails shooter which benefits from great graphical variety, nice sound, well-balanced gameplay and some neat little surprises."

CAPTAIN: "Well, I'm pretty sure it's not a bad purchase to make, especially as I've never played a video game before."

SERGEANT: "Sir."

CAPTAIN: "Well, what are you waiting for? Get me one!"

SERGEANT: "We're in a Turbo Sub right now, sir. You need to use the steering wheel. We're underwater, sir."

CAPTAIN: "Ah! Fair enough. I'll just fire this harpoon gun through the glass at that fish... oh, don't panic, sergeant! What could go wrong?"

Score Card

Graphics:
8
Sound:
7
Controls:
7.5
Challenge:
6.5
Playability:
7
Overall:
7

This review was submitted by Jon Mc from JMac Productions

Last updated on 19 April 2018
See Game Review Standards and Ratings for scoring details.
Did we get something wrong or you have something to contribute? Please tell us about it!
Did you like what you just read? Please take a moment to see how you can support Atari Gamer. With your help we can keep this retro gaming website going and develop new content! Or just check out what else we have for you...
You can find Atari Gamer on...
Be sure to follow for the latest Atari Lynx news, updates, stories and photos!
[ Don't show again ][ Dismiss ]
Loading...
10
We have an online shop that has lots of Atari Lynx related goodies - including LCD mod kits, flash carts, display stands and other fun things for your Lynx! Check it out here.

If your download doesn't start automatically after 10 seconds, please click here.
Cookie Consent
By continuing to browse or by clicking ‘Accept’, you agree to storing of cookies on your device to enhance your site experience and for analytical purposes. To learn more about how we use cookies, please see our privacy policy.
Accept and Close