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Vortex Software
Costa Panayi
1983
Arcade: Shoot-em-up
£5.95
Multiple languages (see individual downloads)
ZX Spectrum 48K
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Matthew Uffindell, Lloyd Mangram
Chris Bourne

Use of Computer: 80%
Graphics: 96%
Playability: 92%
Getting Started: 90%
Addictive Qualities: 90%
Value for Money: 89%
Overall: 90%

Android 2, a follow up (no surprise) to Android 1, was a CRASH SMASH in issue 2 getting 90% overall. How's it stood up?

The 3D effect on Android 2 works very well and is still one of the leading 3D maze style games. It's attractive, colourful and boasts good animation. Playing it today, it's still difficult which in a sense makes it challenging. In the original review, one of the bits used was mine, I said that this was a good game in itself with great graphics like Ant Attack, but a better playing game than Ant Attack. I haven't changed my mind! The demo and instructions are some of the best seen.
MU

Considering the difficulty of getting through the very complex maze with all its hazards, this is still a very playable game with plenty of challenge and a lively, full, colourful screen. I always liked the graphics and the 3D effect and no one has really challenged Android 2, in my opinion, if one is looking at maze type games. In truth, I don't think it has dated at all.
LM

(Matthew) I'd drop the graphics by 10% down to 86%, playability down 13% to 89% and addictive qualities down to 70%.

(Lloyd) I disagree! I wouldn't drop the graphics a bit, nor the playability because I think this is still enormous fun to play. However, it is hard to get through, which might lower its addictivity a mite, say down to 85% from the original 90%. For my money this is still a game which, if it came out today, one would buy and enjoy as entirely up-to-date.