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Elite Systems Ltd
Arcade: Action
ZX Spectrum 48K
Multiple schemes

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Marcus Berkmann
Chris Bourne

Oddly enough. I'd never played this before - even though it was number one for about a year in '85 or 86. Like many games that have followed it, it's a multi-scroller in which the distance you cover depends upon how many nasties you can kill and how many unpleasant nasties and projectiles you can avoid. Sounds a bit snoresville, doesn't it? Well, I thought so too, as I started battling through the first level or so, but there is something strangely addictive about it all. It's not easy, by any means, but the learning curve is not outrageously steep, and you soon begin to realise what's what. Of course, it all looks a little dated now. and the graphics are plain, to say the least, but you still find yourself coming back to it - even when you've got other games to review, as I have. Zombies appear from underground (zap em), some carrying cauldrons (collect 'em). Watch out for vultures (zap 'em too) - in fact, shoot first and ask questions later, if at all. Good stuff - I think just one more go , or possibly two...