Llainlan Software
Not Known
Arcade: Shoot-em-up
ZX Spectrum 48K

Bill Scolding
Chris Bourne

WHILE to many the Falklands war is an episode best forgotten, to others it is a heaven-sent opportunity to unleash tedious games upon a vulnerable public.

The Falklands Crisis is described as 'a good combination of strategy and arcade'. It is neither.

You guide a white harrier jet across some peculiarly shaped green islands, shooting up enemy aircraft and installations. If you hit them a little cloud of smoke appears. If you are hit then you putt-putt-putt into oblivion.

You aircraft can go up and down, turn left or right. There isn't really anything else to say about it. Oh, yes, - you get three lives.

BMX Trials features an equally uninspiring screen display in which a red bike accelerates across a jungle landscape - well, it's green at any rate - hopping over trees, huts, ravines and arrows. There are some bees and bubbles thrown in for good measure. If you run into anything then that object turns red, presumably from the blood of the deceased biker.

Both games are awful.

Llainlan Software can be avoided at Pontyberem, Llanelli, Dyfed.

Bill Scolding

Memory: 48K
Price: £9.95

Gilbert Factor: 3