FOR THE 16K machine, Strike Four is a compendium of four games all written in Basic. Each includes a title screen containing the instructions which can be printed-out on the ZX printer. Once you have tired of the game, it can load the next one automatically.
The first game, Serpent's Tail, is a new variation on the old favourite, Snake. You have eight screens to negotiate, all with different monsters and difficulties. A reasonably fast game.
The second is 3-D Maze. First you choose the size of the maze and then you have to find your way through it. To add to your difficulties, every now and then the Maze Master arrives to test your reactions.
Next is a graphics utility, Sketch Pad, to allow you to create pictures. Finally, Zombie Island - a game for up to six players where you are marooned on a desert island inhabited by zombies and death pits. Supplied with a six-shooter, you must survive longer than the other players.
All the games show the limitations of trying to write fast arcade games in Basic but you have four of them. Strike Four can be obtained from Spectresoft.