The men in dark suits and shades are back and after the success of the film and video they are now proudly rockin' and rollin' on your Amiga, thanks to Titus.
The game's story goes like this. Are you sitting comfortably? Then I'll begin. Once upon a time there were a couple of nice respectable chappies called Jake and Elwood Blues who'd unfortunately spent a long time in that nasty, nasty place, prison. Upn leaving the... (cut the crap I haven't got all day or else you'll be fire - Games Ed)
Gulp, right I'll start again. OK there are these two dudes called Jake and Elwood Blues - The Blues Brothers - and they were nicked and thrown in the slammer (at the end of the film, remember?). When the boys got out after a long stretch they discovered that some little tea-
You have to control either Jake or Elwood - you can have them on the screen at the same time if you find a friend with a spare joystick - and guide them round several locations trying to get their equipment back. Not an easy task.
Control of the brothers is so simple that even Jools our games editor picked them up with no problem whatsoever (watch it, you - angry Games Ed).
Pulling the joystick left and right moves your brother around the screen in the respective direction. Shoving the joystick up makes your brother leap a mighty enough jump to put Wayne Sleep to shame, and pulling down makes your bro' duck.
To attack your fearsome enemies who are strategically dotted around the place, all you have to do is press Fire to pick up an object and then press Fire again to throw it at your enemy, knocking the blighter out for the count. The objects are few and far between, so use them wisely.
Each level contains one item which isn't too hard to find - all you have to do is use your brains a bit. When you find the item you have to leave via the exit, which is placed somewhere in the level.
At the bottom of the screen is your energy meter. Your energy is represented by three hearts and when you come into contact with an enemy or whatever, you lose one of those hearts. When all those are lost you lose one of your three lives.
But not to fear, because hearts can be regained by either finding a little heart - they are dotted around the level - or collecting one hundred records, which are to be found in little clusters.
You can see, you have to do a lot of dodging enemies, a lot of exploring for the essential items, and a lot of hunting for exits. I did warn you it wasn't an easy task, didn't I?
The game really does excel on the graphics and sound front. The graphics are brilliant and give a really good Blues Brothers 'feel' to the game. On the sound front, there are five funktastic tunes all taken from the movie and Titus must be applauded for these, which really do make the game for me.
After all the duff film conversions that have been released (Terminator 2, Navy Seals, Darkman, Back To The Future 3, Gremlins 2 and so on) this really is a breath of fresh air. The playability, graphics and sound are all good.
There isn't a lot I can grumble about expect maybe that the game is quite hard and definitely one for the platform beginner.
If I was Titus I would be very proud of this excellent film conversion.