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Nigel P. Johnstone
Arcade: Platform
ZX Spectrum 48K

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Chris Bourne


MONKEY BIZNES is not a new version of the famous Marx Brothers film but a game for the 48K Spectrum. The monkey in the game is King Kong and, if you had not guessed already, it is another version of the classic arcade game Donkey Kong.

You have to rush up the scaffolding to rescue the fair maiden in distress. To do so you have to hammer the barrels which are thrown at you by Kong or dodge them if you do not have a convenient hammer to hand. If you fall from the scaffolding and you have one of your umbrellas handy you can float down a level and try again.

If you manage to reach the top of the scaffolding on one level a ladder will extend heavenwards and you will climb up to the next level. You will continue to risk your life climbing until all your four lives have been lost.

Monkey Biznes, from Artic Computing, is an amusing and colourful game. It would have been much better if released several months ago, as there are several similar games on the market. It can also be a bit tedious after you have been through several levels of play.

Memory: 48K
Price: £5.95