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Who Dare Wins 2 – ZX Spectrum

“The others don’t even get a fighting chance!” Now that was the tagline of the flyer for this game in 1986.

The game was published by Alligata Software and was the follow up to “Who Dare Wins” which actually only appeared on the C64.

Now this sequel has a colourful and interesting history, the first game on the c64 was so similar to Commando that the game was asked to be shelved, So Alligate Software rather than start from scratch just changed things enough to make the game look different enough and released it as Who Dare Wins 2!

Now this game on the Speccy is a great little shooter and when it 1st came out it cost £8.95 which was a real bargian and when  it come out on budget it became even better.

The game was simple shooter where you play a Commando and you have to navigate up the levels/screen shooting baddie and obviously avoid being killed.

Who Dare Wins 2 was a fast and frenetic little shooter that really test the players skills and reflexes as the bullets flew around all over the screen in the beautifully colourful little game.

Is this game better than Commando on the Spectrum?…….my answer to that is no, but its very close and its a game that i feel all ZX Spectrum and c64 owners should play as this always gets forgotten.


7 thoughts on “Who Dare Wins 2 – ZX Spectrum

  1. TEOL says:

    Was it worth £7.95 though?

  2. Andy says:

    I would say yeah it is with it, but a £2.99 it was even more worth it:)

    Loads more retro vids this week from me:)
    (target renegade walkthrough/review is next)

    • TEOL says:

      So basically for Target Renegade you are doing your complete the game a week challenge whilst filming it at the same time with commentary?

      Sounds like an interesting experiment if that is what you are talking about. Good luck with it and hope it doesn’t turn into a lets fail with doing the commentary which would probably put you off completing it as well.

  3. Kamil says:

    When i saw title of this game, i dont know why, but i thought about “Wheel of Fortune” type of game, based on TV program.

  4. ZXSpecstar says:

    I say yes to underated ans this just looks better than commando and the levels look shorter. Persoanlly I like this approach to the game as i found commandos long slogs just annoying

  5. Damien says:

    Great review and I totally agree with your comments about this vs Commando. I got WDWII on the CPC as part of the 5 Star Games compilation. I was never able to get further than outpost 6 back in the day, but I played it again recently on the Amstrad (my original machine) and have managed to complete it twice. I’m not sure how the Amstrad version relates to the Speccy in terms of speed or difficulty. The CPC version is tricky and you do need to spend most of your time dodging bullets and of course those horrible shooting planes that fly directly at you in later levels but I have managed to get through with 3 lives intact. I’ll give the Speccy version a go sometime and see if it’s faster / trickier!

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