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Chris P. Cullen
Arcade: Platform
ZX Spectrum 48K

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KRAZY KONG and Frogger are two original arcade games which PSS has converted to the 16K Spectrum. The name of the latter game has been changed to Hopper.

In Krazy Kong you have to get up a tower of scaffolding, using a series of ladders, to save Jane from King Kong, avoiding fireballs, barrels, pies, lifts and flans.

If that is not difficult enough the authors have made it almost impossible to get a good control of the movement keys, as they are so close together. You may also have difficulty starting the game, as the control keys are in the top left-hand corner of the keyboard and the start key is at the bottom right.

Hopper is not much easier, although the control keys are all in a better position for play. The difficulty is in the speed of movement which can make you take several jumps at a time.

All the usual elements are there, including turtles, crocodiles, a train and some fast cars on the highway but they make the screen overcrowded and it is difficult to follow the path of your frog. That does not make the game unusable but it would be suited to those with knowledge of Frogger who can cope with fast play or many options - is not the beginner.

Both games can he obtained from PSS, 452 Stoney Stanton Road, Coventry, CV6 5DG. Cost: £5.95 each.

Not Rated