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Arcade: Action
ZX Spectrum 16K

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John Gilbert
Chris Bourne


YOU MUST flour-bomb the ingredients of your new cake into the mixing bowl if you want to serve dinner in Cookie, a new game for the 16K Spectrum. Your job is to make a cake but the ingredients will jump out of the pantry and try and avoid you. You must put them into the bowl before they knock you into the mix or they fall into the dustbins on either side.

As with all Ultimate products so far, the graphics are of arcade and cartoon quality. The game concept is novel but it is easy to lose interest after you have played through a few levels of those evil ingredients.

When you have been playing the game for a short time you will begin to see that it is easier to play than you first thought. We found that by staying above the mixing bowl we could bomb through several levels of the game before being hit by a pike bone. The game could have been made more difficult at the start so that players do not get used to it so quickly.

Cookie is on first impressions everything that you could ask for in a game. The graphics and sound are superb, the concept is original and the presentation is professional. The customer will be drawn to it because of those aspects but may feel cheated after two playing sessions.

Cookie costs £5.50 and can be obtained from Ultimate Play the Game, The Green, Asbhy de la Zouch, Leicestershire LE6 5JU.

Not Rated