If you haven't already seen the film or you are not fully aware of the basic plot then I'm not going to bother wasting space here. One of your mates will be more than willing to fill you in on the ins and outs of the film, and you will therefore have suitable grasp of the plot of the game. If you have already bought the game, then my condolences.
To save pain I'll get straight down to it. The game is divided into three levels, each of which represents a particular part of the film, but the three of them are basically duplicates of each other, and one of them is to unbelievably awful that it is barely worth talking about.
The first, fourth and eight final level all feature the T800 fighting the T1000. It starts off with a bit of gun
The second level features Arnie and John on a Harley Davidson trying to escape from the chuffing juggernaut bearing down on the two blokes. This part takes the form of a vertically scrolling thingy where the bike has to jump over ramps, avoid rocks and trying to pick up the odd bonus here and there. If the bike hits anything then Arnie loses some energy, if the truck hits the bike from behind then John loses energy. In the words of the esteemed Gamer ace reviewer, Biffa, it "looks like something out of shoot-'em-up Construction Kit".
Level three is the first of the two puzzle sections that involves you rearranging square pieces to reconstruct Arnie's damaged arm. This section is reasonably easy as all you have to do is pick up the piece and move it to exactly where you want. If you complete it within the given time then Arnie's energy is fully restored for the next level. Complete half and he only gets half his energy back.
Level four is another dodgy fight scene, while Level five is a slightly more complex puzzle section that takes the form of one of those infuriating sliding puzzle games that annoyed me when I was a kid, as you try to reconstruct Arnie's face. The same bonuses apply as in Level three.
Level six is a painfully slow and truly yawn-
Level seven sees you in control of the kidnapped swat van as Sarah tries to shoot down the pursuing helicopter while you keep the thing straight enough for her to get a decent aim. This bit is reasonably entertaining but like the whole damn game it just too short. The final bit is another boring fight scene.
The game is well coded, and has some nice graphics and competent sound. The problem is that it is completely lacking in any decent concepts or thought and it is far too short - I completed it within an hour and a half of opening the package and each game takes approximately 20 minutes to finish!
If I had forked out ¨26 for two hours entertainment, including about twenty minutes of naff bits. I would be mighty annoyed. Not even the free T-shirt would stop me from starting the popular revolution.