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CDS Microsystems
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Arcade: Maze
ZX Spectrum 16K

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Chris Bourne

Producer: CDS, 16K £5.95 (2)
Despite the inlay blurb of times past and wizardry renewed, this is no adventure game. In fact a good version of the 'Dig Dug' type of mining game, where your man creates his own tunnels in search of valuables and thus his own maze, and gets chased by meanies. You're in control of Meltec (a wizard) who is seeking lumps of lead. There is also a wandering cherry on each screen which he must collect to progress to the next screen. The meanies set off chasing him up his self-created pathways - to get rid of them he can undermine the red apples and drop them on the meanies, or at least block off a pathway before dashing onto the next blue lump of lead. The graphics are quite small, one character size and they move jerkily, but the games attraction lies in the skill and quick thinking required to outwit the meanies. Sensible control keys, joystick: Kempston, 9 skill levels in speed and progressive difficulty, above average Overall CRASH rating 58% M/C.