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Romik Software
1984
Arcade: Shoot-em-up
£5.99
English
ZX Spectrum 16K
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Chris Passey, Lloyd Mangram
Chris Bourne

Memory Required: 16K
RRP: £5.95
The graphics are fairly attractive but I think the arcade qualities of the game are low. You have three speeds of play but at each speed, of course, the relationship of the elements remains the same, and I found that skill didn't enter into it. Avoiding the bombs is too much a matter of luck as the space allowed to dodge them is small and the relative rates of movement doesn't seem right. I think the game suffers from being dated now.
CP

Despite the use of the word Galactic in the title, this is more of an Invader type, but pretty simple at that. Romik manage to pack a lot of graphics onto the screen, a mothership sliding left/right across the top, 10 vertical bomb racks wIth 5 aliens per rack, and the occasional saucer floating around which is easy to hit. Hitting aliens is simply because they sit in a stacked row. Shooting the falling bombs is pointless because there isn't enough room left. Sideways ship movement and rate of fire compared to the bombs is too slow. Generally fun to play, if not exactly arcade excitement level.
LM

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