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Arcade: Shoot-em-up
ZX Spectrum 48K/128K
Multiple schemes (see individual downloads)

Alison Hjul
Chris Bourne

Hurtling across the menacing terrain of the Forbidden Planet in a frenzied attempt to suss out the Evil Lords final message from the snippets scattered around the planet, you're thwarted in your mission by the planets relentless defence systems.

Tourists to the Forbidden Planet get their kicks from blasting their way through a multifarious selection of flash hi-res A.A. towers, dodging giddy guided missiles and through being knocked off course by the Planet's system of formidable force field networks.

A natty accelerate option will speed up your journey - use it 'cos time's in short supply and, with persistant pelting from enemy missiles, your energy dwindles fast. But even the most seasoned adventurer is likely to come a cropper doing his business in a strange land.

So a handy map is provided to show you not only where the elusive bits of code are hidden or where you can top up your energy, but also to point out the whereabouts of the hazardous heavy defences.

Forbidden Planet's a pace racing, addictive game - shame it crashed when I was just beginning to clock up a reasonable score!