HOLY cow... Oops, sorry - wrong hype. Ahem. When there's something weird in your outside toilet, who you going to call? Not a plumber anyway. Suffice to say the present day equivalents of Peter Cushing, the Ghostbusters, are back.
As you enter the world of the Ghostbusters you will be treated to a wonderfully display of cunning Amiganess. Then, of course, it asks you to swap discs. Oh well.
This time large amounts of slime are forming an underground torrent and converging on the downtown museum. There is also the small matter of Dana Barret's (you remember her, played by Sigourney "I'm having a baby" Weaver) little sprog being snatched.
The first level of the game concerns Ray collecting a sample of the slime by abseiling down a haunted sewer. Swinging from left to right enable Ray to collect extra weapons, bits of the scoop with which to scoop up the slime at the bottom, and the odd bottle of dutch courage.
Floating down through the clouds of steam, ghostly hands come rushing up to meet Ray as he tries to collect the slime.
Some uncharitable ghosts in the shape of outsized fingers attempt to sever your cable as you descend. Altogether an unpleasant experience, especially from the gameplay point of view - the whole level is too difficult.
In contrast, level two is incredibly easy. It is possible to get through the whole thing by firing just a few shots. You control the giant Statue of Liberty, hot-footing it down to the museum and protecting gangs of mindless helpers. Nice animation of Miss Liberty.
Various squadrons of flying ghosts and denizens of the nether-worlds attack in formation, but they're nothing to worry about.
Lastly the action moves to the museum, where all you have to do is rescue the ungrateful sprog from the altar. You cannot just write off this final scene however, because there are still two fearsome baddies to overcome.
The first of these is Jonosz. He will terribly resist your efforts to snatch the sprog by firing at you. Unfortunately the entire range of death-
The opening sequence and the filters between level feature excellent animation, digitised stills and good samples and arranged sounds. Animation and well defined graphics are equally brilliant throughout the game, though the disc swapping gets a bit of a pain.
While Ghostbusters II is undoubtedly an audio-