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K-Tel Productions
Not Known
1984
Compilation
£6.95
English
ZX Spectrum 16K
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4 (Supplement)
Richard Price
Chris Bourne

DEFUSION and Worms are the latest K-Tel double offering. Defusion sets you the task of defusing bombs. You move Happy Larry along paths of blocks, avoiding static booby traps and collecting bonus-point flags.

The Hitman, a boot, chases Larry and will kill him if he can. The bombs also have a count-down timer which is shown on them. As Larry moves along the paths the green blocks are exhausted and he cannot return over them unless he moves the nearest path towards him.

The graphics are blocky and uninteresting and the movement is slow. There is a Pac-man-ish style about it but the concept is dated.

Worms, written apparently entirely in Basic, is a seven-screen game in which the player must manoeuvre the head of an ever-growing worm either to collect various objects or avoid others.

The graphics are simple UDG shapes, movement is slow, the idea is rather pedestrian. Little sense of involvement is possible, though very young players may derive some pleasure from it.

Richard Price

Memory: 48K
Price: £5.95
Joystick: Kempston

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