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Cornhill Services
Barry G. Cornhill
Arcade: Shoot-em-up
ZX Spectrum 48K

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7 (Supplement)
John Lambert
Chris Bourne

THERE ARE three stages to the Moons of Tantalus, an arcade game with adventure plot. While protecting your moon mining community from attack, you have to refuel a rocket; then you must fly to another moon and try to establish an orbit; finally you must destroy the attackers based there.

To play you have to go through a very slow and confusing set of instructions, all set in double-height characters. Those instructions and the control keys are not included in the cassette insert, so you must remember to note them before they disappear. Once into the game the graphics are good and move very smoothly.

Unfortunately, a bug in the program appears which, while it makes it possible for you to increase your score indefinitely, also means that if you begin to refuel you are shot to pieces immediately.

It is not an original scenario but the execution is novel. The game, except for the unfortunate bug, is well produced.

John Lambert

Memory: 48K
Price: £5.95