Quicksilva Ltd
Arcade: Platform
ZX Spectrum 48K

Clare Edgeley
Chris Bourne

HOW THE mighty are fallen. Quicksilva, which produced Ant Attack and Fantastic Voyage, has just released a platform and ladders game.

Entitled Mighty Magus, the game is packed with the usual complement of spells, traps, monsters, and dragons.

As the Mighty Magus, you have to descend all 30 levels to the depths of the Rising Sun Temple, battle with monsters en route, avoid dozens of assorted traps and kill your arch-enemy Faugy The Fierce and escape back to your starting point.

The screen scrolls left, right, up and down with staircases leading to each level. Walking along the platform is dangerous in the extreme as they feature hidden traps - each one waiting for the wrong step to hurl you across the screen, make you disappear or to release a flight of poisoned arrows.

Treasure chests are situated throughout the levels which when searched bestow upon you magic which can be used to cast spells to open entrances and jump off stairs.

Mighty Magus is not a difficult game, frustrating perhaps and a far cry from the quality of Fantastic Voyage. The graphics are outdated, unclear and flickery - a pity it was not released a year ago.

Clare Edgeley

Publisher: Quicksilva
Price: £6.95
Memory: 48K