The Killing Game Show

Year: 1990
Alternate Title: Fatal Rewind (Genesis)
Platform: Amiga, Genesis
Publisher: Psygnosis
Genre: Action/puzzle
Rating: ****

Here's an awesome game where you've been kidnapped and grafted onto a combat robot in order to "participate" in a deadly game show. Each level is a combination of puzzle solving, combat, and racing against the clock. Excellent graphics, level design, and gameplay make this one a solid winner, but the later levels are way too hard. Unfortunately, the Genesis port of the game ("Fatal Rewind") is rather poor - the colors look bad and the controls are difficult.