1987
Arcade: Action
£9.99
English
ZX Spectrum 48K
Multiple schemes

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Tony Dillon
Chris Bourne

In Firetrap, you must rescue frantic screaming women and crying care bears from their destruction in the engulfing flames. I'd rather leave them there but that's the kind of guy I am.

Every so often a few computers or a bomb or two fall from above. When you are hit by either, you fall a few storeys before regaining your grip on the wall.

Strapped to your back is a trusty water cannon, to be used to extinguish the flames and to destroy the lumps of matter that fall. Controls are sluggish, and one irritating glitch is that you can't move and fire at the same time.

The game is not difficult, but can be highly frustrating as it has an annoying habit of killing you for no apparent reason. One of the turkeys in arcade conversions.

Label: Electric Dreams
Author: Source
Price: £9.99
Memory: 48K/128K
Joystick: various
Reviewer: Tony Dillon

Graphically and aurally bland conversion of a little known arcade machine.

3/10