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PSS
Colin Stewart
1984
Arcade: Platform
£5.95
English
ZX Spectrum 48K
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Chris Bourne
Chris Bourne

FRANKIE GOES MANIC

THE CONSTRUCTION of monsters is a laborious task at best, but the job is made doubly difficult in Frank N Stein from PSS. Not only do you have to collect the spare parts before you switch on the juice, but there are numerous smaller monsters and hazards threatening your project as well.

The game bears a close resemblance to Manic Miner, in that you must leap from platform to platform to collect the objects you need, dodging the various hazards.

When the monster is assembled, alive and kicking, he goes on the rampage, and you must climb to the switch to turn him off.

Unfortunately, Frank cannot endure solitude, so back he goes to construct a new monster.

Derivative though it may be, Frank N Stein is fun and well-presented. PSS claims there are fifty screens in the game, so it should keep Manic Miner fans occupied for a few weeks. The graphics are neat and do suggest a Victorian-style mansion without being over-fussy in detail.

Chris Bourne

Memory: 48K
Price: £5.95
Joystick: Protek, Kempston, Interface 2

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