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Gareth J. Briggs
1985
Strategy: Management
£3.99
English
ZX Spectrum 48K
Unspecified custom loader

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Clare Edgeley
Chris Bourne

FIRE RAZES London to the ground. As the blaze sweeps through the city, firemen, demolition workers and gunpowder gangs work round the clock to check the flames. They have four days to complete the job.

Work is hindered by the wind, which keeps veering, driving the flames even further through the city. The only hope now is to contain the fire by demolishing buildings and dousing others with water to create fire breaks.

The mayor is still on the scene, organising the work teams and guiding them to new areas of danger. The water pumps need to be refilled from the Thames and the firemen are running back and forth like yo-yos. The demolition gangs are working to rule and keep downing tools for their tea breaks - especially when the going gets tough.

The mayor has enjoyed himself so much that when the fire of London has been put out he will start another, creating a new map with different street names and layout.

You are given two options - whether you want the wind to keep changing direction and the time it takes the fire to spread, making the game more of a challenge.

The Great Fire of London is the first offering from the newly resurrected Rabbit Software under the Virgin label.

Clare Edgeley

Publisher: Rabbit
Price: £3.99
Memory: 48K
Joystick: Sinclair, Kempston, Protek

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3/5