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US Gold Ltd
Not Known
1988
Compilation
£24.99
English
ZX Spectrum 48K
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Phil South
Chris Bourne

(Spec, C64 and Ams; £24.99cs and £29.99dk)

History in The Making is the most extraordinary compilation, featuring an incredible 15 games. The collection purports to be a potted history of the great label. What it is in fact is a REALLY good excuse to flog off almost every success it has had, persuading almost everyone with a computer to fork out huge wads of cash. It has got some impressive titles on it: Leaderboard, Express Raider, Impossible Mission, Super Cycle, Gauntlet, Beach Head, Beach Head II, infiltrator, Kung Fu Masters, Spy Hunters, Road Runner, Bruce Lee, Goonies, World Games, and Raid. Some of these are a bit creaky in the light of today's widespread sophistication, but for the most part they're still playable. And some of them are complete stunners; Impossible Mission remains an all-time favourite of mine, as do Leaderboard and the Beach Head twins. But there are also some unexpected pleasures, like Spy Hunter, which is an early vertically scrolling shoot-em-up, based on a coin-op I believe. Spy Hunter, although a bit of a throwback technically, is brilliant fun to play and, for those of us who vaguely remember it the first time around, a nostalgic experience.

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