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The Power House
Grant Jaquest
Arcade: Platform
ZX Spectrum 48K

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Andy Moss
Chris Bourne

Cyrox is a game of such abject mediocrity that, frankly, even to try to see the entertainment value is beyond me.

OK its a cheapie Big deal. Twelve months ago I would have said you get what you pay for. Today it's a different ball game the quality of budget software has risen dramatically, and no longer can price be the only mitigating factor.

Cyrox looks dated, plays dated and the only saving grace its got is the rather pleasant introduction sequence which takes you through the instructions displayed in an eye-catching variety of colours £1.99 for an introduction? Not on.

It's a platform variant with a slight difference. The crystals you need are located in three vaults, however, one is behind a closed door which needs five different components to unlock. You also have some freeze bombs which last around five seconds each, but careful, as there are a limited supply.

That's it really. Old hat stuff. The inlay says 'stupidity leads to death' - wrong. Stupidity is buying this game in the first place!

Label: Power House
Price: £1.99
Joystick: various
Memory: 48K/128K
Reviewer: Andy Moss


Dated platform space game that is pretty dire stuff playwise, sound wise, and otherwise. Don't bother.