Blast action hero

John Woo's explosive Stranglehold blows up everything

Once collected, the points are then used to activate one of four Tequila bombs, the Inspector’s really special moves. Each one of the bombs is triggered by pressing a direction on the D-pad: health boost, precision shot, barrage and - bringing us back to where we came in - the spin attack, complete with doves and haunting music (see “Dropping the Bombs”). The Tequila bombs are the pinnacle of Stranglehold’s delirious excess - brazenly choreographed and archly stylish - but we worry that there’s not enough of them, and that with such a small number they’ll become repetitive all too quickly.

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