The Berzerk 3D
remake starts off nicely, with an intro and the right sound effects that will please anyone who had fond memories of Stern's arcade classic. At it's heart is a maze game in which you have to keep the main character alive for as long as possible while racking up a sizeable score.
The transition to 3D isn't exactly a smooth process. Movements have been complicated by the need to turn around and face your opponents, plus robots are slightly harder to shoot at due to the new perspective. Rooms also spin around erratically, causing much disorientation. The main character has a rather eccentric walk animation, and entering new rooms usually means random placements.
Pressing the escape key exits the game entirely, instead of bringing up a pause menu. The game is also known to cause display problems when switching windows.
A commendable effort that tried hard to emulate but strayed too far from it's source material. Lofty ambitions from the developers to impress, which would have worked extremely well if a few things were kept simpler instead.
Name: Berzerk 3D
Developer: Binary Agents