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Arcade: Action
ZX Spectrum 48K
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Chris Jenkins
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Otherwise known as "Attack of the Killer Carpets", Fast and Furious is a horizontally-scrolling zapper of a type I find particularly infuriating, where all the sprites are so HUGE that it's almost impossible to avoid being squished at every moment.

You pilot a magic carpet, viewed from above, and your task is to either avoid or exterminate everything in your path. Targets include other magic carpets, huge swirly flying snakes, bats, groups of hairy spiders and towering... er, towers. While some of the graphics are nice, especially the flying snake, the sound effects are irritating and the gameplay is monotonous, broken only by regular opportunities to fly over groups of tokens picking up as many as you can to supplement your energy, money and so on.

Since I thought this was a poor budget game when it loaded, I can't see that it deserves a place on the label which gave us Trantor.

Label: Go!
Author: Ernieware
Price: £8.95
Memory: 48K/128K
Joystick: various
Reviewer: Chris Jenkins

Horizontal zapping with big graphics but dull gameplay.