Mastertronic Ltd
1985
Arcade: Platform
£1.99
English
ZX Spectrum 48K
None

56
Dave Nicholls, Ross Holman, Roger Willis
Chris Bourne

Dave: Judging by the standards of the early cheapo games you would've been forgiven for thinking someone had misheard 'budget' for 'bodge-it'.

This game certainly changes all that. There's nothing particularly new about it - we've seen platform games before (Just a few! Ed) but there are a number of unusual differences.

For a start, not all the playing area is divided into rooms - there are some rather nice scrolling mazes tucked away in there.

Then there's an extra element to the game that really makes it. Some of the objects that you'll find combine to make a third, and you can then start bartering for other bits with the Castle traders.

The whole point of all this hunting and haggling is that you have been sent by the king to find a birthday present for his daughter.

The 'finders keepers' of the title just means that once you've nabbed the treasure, you can stash it away for yourself. It's a shame we're not informed of the king's reaction to this bit of private enterprise.

Fortunately, the plot ain't that important so you're not likely to lose your head. So, if you find it, keep it! 5/5 HIT

Roger: I'd rather have kept the king's daughter than her birthday prezzies but hopping about to cop the loot was worth it anyway. 4/5 HIT

Ross: A colourful, well presented game. Searching for treasure gives that bit extra to life above the competition - and at this price, it deserves to be a... 4/5 HIT

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