Not Known
1987
Arcade: Maze
£8.95
£1.99
English
ZX Spectrum 48K
None

38
Jerry Muir
Chris Bourne

It's been a while since we saw anything bubble up from Bubble Bus and boy, does this look like it's been in the pipeline for some time.

Sadly that doesn't mean many man hours spent perfecting a blockbuster - just that it's old-fashioned!

You control four droids on board the spaceship Orion, with the intention of re-uniting them on the bridge for a mass logging-on ceremony. In your way stand the nasty Zimen, who appear from nowhere, like fluff in your navel, and need to be bombed out of the way.

To keep controls to a minimum, Bubble Bus lets you communicate with the ship's computer by bumping into its consoles. These access an alien language game, which looks like the Martian edition of Blockbusters and lets you command features such as lifts.

Despite the OK-ish Ultimate-style 3D D graphics, nice sound effects and 230-odd rooms, this will only appeal to the most hardened arcade-adventurer.

Label: Bubble Bus
Author: In-house
Price: £7.95
Memory: 48K/128K
Joystick: various
Reviewer: Jerry Muir

Big playing area and four droids do not an arcade adventure make. For fans only.

5/10