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Mastertronic Ltd
Arcade: Shoot-em-up
ZX Spectrum 48K/128K

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Pete Connor
Chris Bourne

Mad pop the pimple.

Zits are what this simple but cleverly executed shoot-em-up is all about; one of the many mad professors who abound in computer games is about to unleash his Zit Ray on an unsuspecting world, your task as Agent X is to stop us all from breaking out in terminal acne.

The game is a 3-parter; the first is a horizontally scrolling blast, the second a vertically scrolling one and the third is where you bust through a wall to get at the mad prof himself.

It's very nicely done, but does tend a little toward the repetitive - with the addition of the hypnotic and otherworldly sound track you can find yourself drifting off in to a zombie-like shoot-em-up trance. Graphics, too. are sweet, if unexceptional.

Reviewer: Pete Connor

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Predicted Interest Curve

1 min: 65/100
1 hour: 70/100
1 day: 60/100
1 week: 45/100
1 month: 30/100
1 year: 10/100