Not Known
1985
Arcade: Adventure
£4.95
English
ZX Spectrum 48K
None

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Clare Edgeley
Chris Bourne

GENERAL CUSTARD, famous for his last stand against the indians left behind him a son, The Custard Kid, not so famous for his rather sticky end while hunting for 12 custard recipes.

At least the Kid is not yellow, he will fight to the bitter end to turn vile, lumpy custard monsters to trembling, yet delectable mounds of jelly. For how else is he to keep up his strength? The Kid must eat.

Guide him through a vast maze of rooms and corridors, collecting colour coded keys which allow access to rooms, search treasure chests for custard detectors, more keys, bags of money and spoons.

'You're nicked mate', mouths the guard while escorting you to the dungeons. Those are full of creepy crawlies and a variety of objects which block your path to the exits.

The game is probably one of the most inexpensive games to make use of icons. Once an object has been picked up it is stored in the Kid's pocket - a grid to the right of the screen. To access any of those, use the fire button to place them in the Inhand position. The system is simple to use.

The Custard Kid is similar in many respects to a large number of other games - all Atic Atac style - lots of rooms to explore, nasties to avoid or kill and objects to collect. However, it has a complex playing area, it is inexpensive and best of all, up to four people can play together.

Clare Edgeley

Publisher: New Generation
Price: £4.95
Memory: 48K
Joystick: Kempston, Sinclair

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