Chris P. Cullen
Arcade: Adventure
ZX Spectrum 48K

Alex Entwhistle, Alan Grier, Alan Hunter
Chris Bourne

The aim is to steal the Purple Puma diamond. First though, you must collect all the objects and then experiment to find out what they do, at the same time avoiding police cars, policemen and Kaolin the Chef.

Alex: Based on the Pink Panther movies, this is a cops-and-robbers maze game - but one which includes some well-executed graphics. The trouble is they tend to get boring after a while. This could be due, in part, to a not particularly impressive choice of colours which cause the display to appear hazy. A better choice would have made the game a lot better. MISS

Alan G: It's not the sort of game to keep you glued to the screen for hours, but it does make good use of the Spectrum's graphics; it's well-drawn, and moves very smoothly. However, while choice of colours is well above average, there's lots of overlapping that takes place - mainly because the characters are quite large. There's also a really good Pink Panther tune between lives. HIT

Alan H: The general idea is original, but the effect isn't. It ends up feeling like a cross between Pacman and an adventure - probably because the aim of the whole thing has been to give an adventure theme, while taking away a lot of the work. However, the technical execution is very good, with clear, smooth graphics, enhanced by well-chosen colours and a playing speed that's just right. MISS