Romik Software
Arcade: Shoot-em-up
ZX Spectrum 16K

8 (Supplement)
Chris Bourne

THE GALACTIC attack force is, apparently, attacking the earth. It is the player's job to save our planet for as long as possible by destroying the downward-moving galactic troopers, their landing craft and mothership, as frequently as possible.

This description sounds familiar and, indeed, the game and its object would be instantly recognisable to anybody who had played Space Invaders or one of its many other imitators. Move left, move right, fire. See the explosion. Hear the beeping noises. All that was entertaining and original, five years ago. A new variation seems pointless and dated. In writing Galactic Trooper the authors proved they can produce good imitations. Such a game is a test only of their programming skill, not an addition to the range of the software market.

Galactic Trooper is produced by Romik Software Ltd, 277 Argyll Avenue, Slough, Berkshire.

Memory: 16K
Price: £5.99
Joystick: Kempston