A warm sunny day in Paris is disturbed by a bunch of terrorist storming a local Embassy and holding all within hostage. As the head of the Direct Intervention Team (DICT) your job is to guide six men through the Embassy on a rescue mission.
You get a choice of difficulty levels: Lieutenant, Captain and Commander. The higher the rank the more terrorists there are to kill, the more hostages to rescue and less time to do it in. Choose from four missions plus a training mission to get you used to the controls: Target, Ultimatum, Rescue and Assault.
The first part sees you guiding three marksmen into position. Codenamed Delta, Echo and Mike they must be individually moved. Calling up a map of the Embassy and its surrounding area shows three red X’s, head for these. The terrorists are out in force: with spotlights they try to track each man and shoot him. Your job is to guide each soldier from doorway to doorway and dodge the flying bullets. Once all three operatives are in position the rest of the team abseil onto the roof and enter the building via a kicked in window.
Hostages is great fun to play mainly because the action is split into several sections. Dodging bullets is a dangerous business, but sat in an armchair with joystick in hand a bit of flying lead here and there is nothing.
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