Jon Ritman
Arcade: Shoot-em-up
ZX Spectrum 48K

Chris Bourne

Producer: Artic, 48K £5.95(2)
Author: J Ritman
3D Combat Zone in space describes this game quite well. The pyramidal-shaped enemy craft form in clusters and swoop towards you in very effective hollow 3D. You line up the onrushing enemy in your sights and blast them to kingdom come with your twin-firing lasers. The graphics aren't very colourful, but they work very well and the ship control is pin-sharp in its responsiveness. Top marks for the Star Wars like intro and titles. Exciting to play but perhaps not massively addictive. Reasonable control keys, joystick: Sinclair 2, Fuller, Kempston. Gets progressively harder the longer you play, rated above average to good, overall CRASH rating 68% m/c.