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Again Again
1989
Arcade: Adventure
£9.99
£2.99
English
ZX Spectrum 48K/128K
Multiple schemes (see individual downloads)

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Andy Smith
Chris Bourne

Again Again's monster licence.

Ghosts ghouls and things that go bump in the night are all commonplace in the Munster household, where this arcade adventure from new software house Again Again is set. Turning a cult TV series into a good computer game is a tall order for such a young company - have they pulled it off?

Almost, is the answer. In the game you start off playing the part of Lilly and have to rescue Marilyn (the only normal member of the family) from the clutches of Old Nick. This is only achievable by starting at the Munster house and wandering through the rooms collecting objects and destroying nasties that guard the exits/entrances to other locations.

You're armed - if that's the right word - with a limitless supply of spells which are best used to destroy the hordes of ghosts that come flying from the walls. Contact with the ghosts results in some of your limited energy being sapped, but destroying them earns a points bonus and a little more spell power - a bottle at the top of the screen fills up as your power increases. Some of the real baddies can't be destroyed just with spells though, so you must collect the right object first.

Again Again have captured the flavour of the TV series, but the game style is old hat and you won't be riveted to your computer for long.

Reviewer: Andy Smith

RELEASE BOX
Atari ST, £19.99dk, Out Now
Amiga, £19 99dk, Out Now
Spec 128, £9.99cs, Out Now
Amstrad, £9.99cs, Out Now
C64/128, £9.99cs, Out Now
MSX, £9.99cs, Out Now

Predicted Interest Curve

1 min: 70/100
1 hour: 65/100
1 day: 80/100
1 week: 50/100
1 month: 30/100
1 year: 10/100

An old game style, but nicely executed.

8/10
6/10
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7/10
607/1000

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SPECTRUM VERSION

Sprites and backgrounds are fine, and the animation is very good in places. The title tune's pleasant but there is not much in the way of spot effects. A playable - if dated - arcade adventure.

ST VERSION

The sprites and background are colourful and well-animated. The title tune is good too, and if you like the old game style, you'll get some enjoyment from The Munsters.

Graphics: 8/10

Audio: 7/10

IQ Factor: 4/10

Fun Factor: 7/10

Ace Rating: 613/1000

Predicted Interest Curve

1 min: 75/100

1 hour: 65/100

1 day: 80/100

1 week: 50/100

1 month: 30/100

1 year: 10/100

Screenshot Text

Lilly goes wandering around the garden. Fortunately her energy level is still high, but those zombies just keep climbing out of the soil. Touch a zombie, and energy is rapidly drained.