Reviewed by Zed
Graphics 8 out of 10
Graphics are quite good for the Game Boy Color. At some points,
there are 1st-person view modes, but most of the time it's an
overhead view. Also, night vision is fairly hard to see, and it's
terribly hard to finish the second level without it. However, the
pictures are all here from the Nintendo 64 version, as in character
profile pictures. In the uniforms case, they all look the same to
me, but the "setup mission screen" is quite nice as far as graphics go.
Music and Sound 7 out of 10
The music got a little annoying after a while, especially because
it's constantly the same for the level (which takes approximately
5-10 minutes to complete each). The title screen music could use
some work as well, but the gunfire sounds alright. There's really
no change in anything here, though.
Game Challenge 10 out of 10
It'll probably take you quite awhile to finish the game, unless you want
a team full of reserves. If a character gets killed during a mission,
they turn into ashes or something, and you, the player, get extremely
mad because you were just about to finish the mission flawlessly, but
suddenly a terrorist who's stuck in a paradox by a table is firing at
you every five seconds. The 16 missions don't help you, either.
Game Play-Fun 5 out of 10
It gets tense if you're into Game Boy espionage, like Metal Gear
Solid (which I really should have gotten instead of this), but the
Nintendo 64 version is much, much better. Also, if your computer
can run it, try Rogue Spear.
Replayability 3 out of 10
Once you beat the game, you'll probably find yourself not wanting
to beat it again. It's like those doll commercials where the little
pigtailed girls always say "Let's do it again!" What are you going
to do after you do it again? Do it again? Yeah, okay, whatever.
Game Value 6 out of 10
It's an okay game if you don't have a Nintendo 64 or your computer
can't run the PC version, but I don't think it's worth the $30 I paid for,
more like $19.99. After all, there are 3 or 4 other versions for
Overall 6 out of 10
Rainbow Six is an okay alternate to the other game versions, if
you don't have the systems, but if you do, Rainbow Six becomes
more of a chore than a fun game. If you want a good espionage
game for Game Boy, try Metal Gear Solid!