Mikro-Gen Ltd
G. Shallcross
Arcade: Action
ZX Spectrum 48K

Chris Bourne

Producer: Mikrogen, 48K £5.95
Author G. Smallcross
Compete aagainst the computer or up to 3 players in what is effectively a Spectrum version of the popular board game 'Rebound'. The object is to 'throw' a ball into a 'G' shaped board, rebounding it off the corner walls, to come to rest in firmly defined scoring area. Each player has 4 balls to a frame, opponents taking it in turns to play each ball of the frame. The ball is positioned on the start line vertically, and an angle and strength determined for the shot. It is possible to knock an opponent's ball into a better or worse position. This is a good conversion of a floor-played game to the computer, and although not particularly addictive in the usual sense, certainly has own charm and is very playable. Control keys are simple and done to on-screen prompts. Generally good value, overall CRASH rating 62%, machine code.