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Code Masters Ltd
Arcade: Adventure
ZX Spectrum 48K/128K

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Steve Mahoney
Chris Bourne

'Sword fighting, magic potions... loads of weapons, hidden doors and passageways... huge firepits - it's all REALLY EXCELLENT!'

This is the quote on the back of this game. It's hardly surprising, since the contributor considers the game to be so good, that it was written by David Darling. Why do they bother letting one of Codemasters' heads write the blurb, it's hardly an unbiased opinion is it? in fact, Death Stalker is a semi-reasonable very Karnov-ish looking game, which involves using spells, weapons and stuff, but not in a very compelling or exciting way. David Whittaker has done the 128K soundtrack, which isn't bad, but the game is very colourless and unoriginal.

Graphics are nice in a 'boringseenitallbeforehohumyawnsnore' sort of way and without colour it's hard to distinguish characters or work out just what is going on. In short, not good (and you don't get much shorter than that).

Label: Code Masters
Author: Tony Warriner
Price: £1.99
Memory: 48K/128K
Joystick: various
Reviewer: Steve Mahoney

Well, er, it's just not thingy y'know?