1986
Arcade: Action
£1.99
English
ZX Spectrum 48K
None

88
Graham Taylor
Chris Bourne

Harvey Headbanger begins badly. Not only is the name of the game naff but the instructions are difficult to read and in places misspelt and I couldn't get the Kempston select option to work on the office 128K.

The game is a little different, though slight admittedly. Budget with a vengeance but maybe it has something.

One or two players control what look like Humpty Dumptys. The game is played in rounds and involves a mixture of vicious belly contact and cocktail drinking!

As your Harvey passes over a square it changes to 'your' colour - if you can enclose an area bounded by your colour it will be filled with energy revitalising cocktails, if you can catch the other player in that area you have won the round. It's sort of madly entertaining in a stupid sort of way.

Graphically the actual game is effective enough and I liked the swing on the bars performed by the winning Harvey.

On the other hand the instructions for the joystick and the curious key select all lose the game points.

Moderately entertaining.

Label: Firebird
Author: R Hughes
Price: £1.99
Joystick: Kempston
Memory: 48K/128K
Reviewer: Graham Taylor

***

Marginally inventive game with vaguely original plot. About average budget game reasonably presented.

3/5