Virgin Games Ltd
1986
Arcade: Adventure
£9.95
£1.99
Multiple languages (see individual downloads)
ZX Spectrum 48K
None

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Tony Dillon
Chris Bourne

A wise choice for re-releases on the part of Ricochet H of the oversized-p«a for a head has a bit of a cheek, don't you think? You've just got your feet up in front of the telly, when all of a sudden the Mekon interrupts to tell you he's going to blow up the Earth with a whopping great asteroid. You. being the mucho macho kinda guy that you are, have set off to the asteroid in question to see if you can't find a way to blow it up. When you land on the ever-so-large lump of lethal rock, you discover that you have to find five parts of a SelfDestruct mechanism in order to destroy the thing.

The graphics for Dan Dare have been very well reproduced from the comic in this not-so-old Virgin game. A particularly nice touch ere the little captions that appear in the corners of the screen whenever anygthing of significance happens. The game is certainly hard, but not overiy so. just herd enough to meke you go. 'give us anower go'. K is set over a large number of colourful platform screens, divided into 5 levels, aN of which are populated by lots of green trees (the Mekon's henchmen), who chese you and drain your energy.

Dan Dare received a Classic first time around, and I would give it one now. If I were allowed. It's cheap, colourful, very playable and more importantly, fun.

Label: Ricochet
Author: Gang of Five
Price: £1.99
Memory: 48K/128K
Joystick: various
Reviewer: Tony Dillon

Atmospheric colourful arcade adventure that really brings the term'Computer Comic f to its true meaning.

10/10