RATHER than opt for the latest James Bond licence, Domark have decided to recreate one of 007's earlier escapades. Pandemania breaks out when both an American and a Soviet submarine disappear. Who can be behind this terrifying global take-over bid? No one knows for sure, but the British Secret Service are n the case and assign their most famous agent, James Bond, 007, licenced to kill.
The brains behind the "kidnapping" of the two nuclear subs is none other than the wealthy industrialist, Karl Stromberg. It seems Mr. Stromberg wants to crate a better world and, from his undersea fortress of Atlantis, he has sent an ultimatum to the world's two superpowers. Either they pay him the equivalent of Brazil's national debt or he nukes Hollywood and Red Square; it is hardly cricket.
Naturally, Bond is deployed to put paid to the meddlesome maniac's preposterous plan. En route he teams up with the KGB's ace agent and together they set out to reclaim the stolen subs. Of course, Stromberg is none too pleased at their intervention and decides it might be best if both 007 and his friend take a short vacation in a lead-lined box.
Racing through the winding roads of Sardinia (Spy-Hunter-style), Bond is attacked from all angles. Using his finest driving skills he manages to elude capture before his Lotus Esprit transforms into a speed boat and the chase continues over water.
En route Bond may collect numerous "Q" tokens. These may be exchanged for vehicle enhancements such as paint sprays and smoke screens. Q's creative mind has thought of an even greater option - the ability to change your Lotus from a racey sports car into a highly manoeuvrable mini-sub. This latter metamorphosis proves vital when you drive headlong off a nearby jetty.
So the action continues with Stromberg throwing everything he has at his disposal in the path of the relentless Bond. The chases take place on land, on sea (using both a boat and a jet ski) and under the ocean waves. Eventually, if 007 is worth the tax-payer's money, he wins through and saves the day. Stromberg, being something of a lilly livered coward, hops off somewhere. Leaving Bond to fight it out with his oversized bodyguard, the steel-toothed Jaws.
Who will be victorious? 007's fate lies in your hands.