A terrorist gang has taken over the West side of Los Angeles and
it's up to you, as Special Weapons And Tactics (SWAT) team leader,
to defeat the baddies and rescue the hostages.
First of all it's a vertically scrolling trek (Gunlaw style)
through downtown L.A. where you may just notice the odd yobbo
hurling a grenade in your direction. Sidestep these, but watch out
for snipers taking pot-shots as you pass, and don't get too near to
a terrorist – a close encounter can be an extremely painful
experience! Your machine gun is going to get a lot of use on this
mission, but you must be careful not to blow away any innocent
Eventually you'll make it to a crossroads where a quick reaction
time will prove to be a useful asset, as the baddies mount a final
desperate attack. After a while a captor will appear clutching the
hostage, and you've got to blast him away from the scene without
harming the victim. Then it's on to the next level where the gang
have now recruited new members, ensuring plenty more action to keep
you occupied. The blurb mentions something about appearing on
Network Television, but whether this is an actual feature of the
game remains to be seen.
L. A. SWAT may not be in the best possible taste but it's a
reasonable, uncomplicated commando shoot 'em up with moderate
graphics, adequate sound and a mild addictive quality. It's bound to
do well at the price.