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Vortex Software
Costa Panayi
Arcade: Shoot-em-up
Multiple languages (see individual downloads)
ZX Spectrum 48K

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Chris Bourne


STRIKING 3D graphics are the outstanding feature of Android 2, a complex arcade adventure for the 48K Spectrum from Vortex Software. The game starts as you swoop over the Death Maze in your space transporter. As you land, you are confronted by a host of hazards such as millitoids, hoverdroids, bouncers and land mines which can remove your five lives.

Your objective is to kill all five millitoids before returning to your transporter, which will then take you to the Paradox Zone and finally to the Flatlands where your mission ends.

This well-presented game is definitely not for beginners. The millitoids have to be blasted three times before they disappear and there is only a limited amount of time before your transporter takes off without you, so that getting out of the maze and on to the next level is a challenging task.

Skilled players, however, should derive some satisfaction from the game, which features a scrolling screen and a great deal of fast action. Your score, and the number of lives you have remaining, are shown on the right of the screen, where there is also a grid showing your exact position in the maze, as well as a gauge telling you how much time remains before your transporter takes off.

Android 2 is produced by Vortex Software, 280 Brooklands Road, Manchester M23 9HD and costs £5.95.

Not Rated