Arcade: Shoot-em-up
ZX Spectrum 48K

Jerry Muir
Chris Bourne

A shoot 'em up's a shoot 'em up... or is it? THis has the traditional kill-everything scenario, set over 21 screens but with a really bizarre control system. Instead of flipping left or right your plane loops the loop in either direction, giving it a feel unlike any blaster you've ever played.

Once you've got used to weaving and diving all over the crowded sky, though, you'll be knocking the enemy out towards the ground. When enough have hit the battleship, submarine or island below you'll have to know which of the 15 nasties will succumb to your bullets, and which are better dodged.

Ideal for the odd half-hour when you're looking for some mindless mass-destruction. At this price you can't go wrong.

Label: Bulldog
Author: Eugene Messina
Price: £1.99
Memory: 48K/128K
Joystick: various
Reviewer: Jerry Muir

Budget-buy blasting with novel loop-the-loop flying which really throws the cat into the dogfight.