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Crystal Computing
Arcade: Shoot-em-up
ZX Spectrum 48K
Multiple schemes (see individual downloads)

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Chris Bourne

Producer: Crystal, 48K £6.50 (1)
A word of warning - this game (indeed all new Crystal programs) has a special loader which makes you think it isn't loading properly. It is a classic copy of the famous arcade original and features Landers, Bombers, Mutants, Swarmer and Pods. There is an excellent radar screen, one you can really use for lining up shots, and spectacular explosion graphics. Sadly unless you own a Fuller Box, the game is totally silent. As usual with 'Defender' games, there is not much colour, but the graphics are fast end smooth. All in all probably the best version for the Spectrum yet. Rather awkward control keys Z/X left/right and N/M up/down, A to G fire laser, H to ENTER smart bombs. Joystick: AGF, Protek, Kempston, Fuller. CRASH rating, playable and addictive, overall 70% M/C