WAR WITHOUT WELLS
JUST READING the instructions may have you feeling quarrelsome and irritable about The War of the Worlds from CRL. H G Wells does not even get a mention and the only way to find out the order of places to visit is to buy the record of the same name.
Martian fighting machines terrorize the Home Counties in this graphic 'adventure' and your aim is to guide your man, a stick-like figure, through the moving landscape.
Much of the game seems to be spent moving along the streets towards London and there is no real text input. The few text commands are single key entries such as E for eat or G for get. You will find yourself zapped frequently if you take a wrong turning, which sends you back via long delays to the teletype-style beginning.
After reaching London things get chaotic. I was swamped by refugees from the city for so many moves that I gave up in absolute annoyance as the program seemed to be stuck in an endless loop. No movement was possible after that point.
Joystick: Protek, AGF, Cursor