Neil Streeter
1984
Arcade: Platform
£5.95
English
ZX Spectrum 16K
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Chris Passey, Matthew Uffindell
Chris Bourne

This one has the most original title and also the classiest packaging, but it is also the worst of the bunch, primarily because its written in BASIC, which immediately limits the program's capabilities (it's also the only 16K version). The idea is to run along and jump over the martians (resembling invading barrels) which move from side to side. There are also ladders to climb on your way to the top and holes to jump. (Godzilla, meanwhile, is protecting your girl - not 'holding' her). Only one screen and only one life. The graphics are jerky, and jumping is a hit-and-miss affair. On the whole, very unaddictive.
CP

This version barely resembles the original at all except in the ladders, platforms and rescuing 'the girl of your dreams'. Jump control is very bad, unresponsive - just over and down - terrible. The graphics are limited and the keys poorly positioned. Sound and colour are also poor (all in BASIC), no joystick options and generally well below todays standards.
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