The computer version of Eye follows the structure and content of the board game, but provides computer opponents to pit your wits against.
The action is played on a' board' of 32 coloured sections, formed by two opposing sets of spirals lying within a circle. Rotating the spirals creates a shifting moire pattern and causes different coloured sections to appear in one of four set patterns.
To win the game, a player must place a specified number of counters in the corresponding colour sections on the board. The number of counters used depends upon the number of players, and the program accounts for between one and four participants, either human or electronic.
'If anything, Eye improves on the original board game, but as far as I'm concerned, the programmers have made the best of a bad job - the board game is nothing to write home about. What makes Eye so unlikeable is the lack of variety - there's only a few things to do and most of the time is spent waiting for the computer to take its turn. There are plenty of good computer board game interpretations on the Spectrum - but I'm afraid Eye isn't one of them.'
PAUL ... 48%
'Eye is a completely new concept, but once mastered, there's little to keep you playing. The computer opponents are quite challenging, but overall I found that the gameplay was rather samey, and lacked any excitement or thrills. Playing the game with a couple of human opponents is fun, but I wouldn't recommend the computer version of Eye if you're likely to be playing it on your own'
BYM ... 43%
'I've played the board game a couple of times and, to be quite honest, can't say that I found it particularly enjoyable. The computer version plays very similarly, and offers little more than some computer opponents. The gameplay isn't much fun, and after a couple of sessions I grew increasingly bored. Eye is beautifully packaged, but is very overpriced for what It offers. If you really want to play Eye, buy the board game.'
MIKE ... 48%
: Cursor. Kempston, SinclairGraphics
: a clear representation of the board gameSound
: simple spot effects and title tuneOptions
: definable keys and 1-4 players optionGeneral Rating:
An average conversion of a none-too-impressive board game.
Something's gone off colour in the mind's Eye.