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Chris Bourne


COMPUTER LOGIC, strategy and encounters in space are some of the thrills awaiting owners of the 16K Spectrum with three games from Precision Software Engineering. The games are on one tape and are put together under the obvious title Games Tape Three.

The first is 3D Noughts and Crosses. There are four boards on which to put your nought and each is made up of four by four squares. That means you have three dimensions in which to lose to the computer.

Losing is very easy, as the computer is fast and seems to know what you will do, as well as keeping track of its moves.

The next game is Tower of Brahma. It is colourful, uses high-resolution graphics, is difficult to beat, and is very standard for a computer game.

Wipe Out is a board game for two players. The players have to out-manoeuvre each other and wipe a series of noughts and crosses from the board to gain points.

We regard the last game on the tape, Astro Wars, as the most important piece of software in this release. The game is played in three sections and takes its action from the films Star Wars and The Empire Strikes Back. The sequences are fighting the imperial fighters; destroying the Death Star; and battling the Imperial Walkers. All of those sections are in 3D and movement is smooth and fast.

All four games cost £6.95 and the tape is available from Precision Software Engineering, 20 Shelton Avenue, Newark, Notts, NG24 4NX.

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