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Ocean Software Ltd
1989
Arcade: Platform
£8.99
£3.99
English
ZX Spectrum 48K/128K
Multiple schemes (see individual downloads)

60,61
Jon Pillar
Chris Bourne

Once upon a time (as all the best stories begin) there was a happy gang of jolly kiwis. But then, one day, along came a horrible walrus and his equally unpleasant chums, the whale and the octopus and... Oh, dear, let's forget the plot, eh? In an eggshell (kiwi? Eggshell? Cough) NZS is a cute blast-'n'-rescue platform game featuring power-ups, baddies a a-plenty, flying machines and lots of water. It's a doozy! (Eh? Ed) You'd have to try pretty hard to bodge such a strong arcade original (twice voted Best Platform Game Set in New Zealand And Starring A Kiwi) and the programmer s have done the Speccy proud - it's the most impressive arcade conversion since R-Type. Beautifully detailed, with razor-sharp graphics flitting speedily about the screen accompanied by some outstanding (128K) music and effects.

It's big, addictive and, on the whole, slinkier than a slink spring wearing a slinky dress. Complaints? Well, the blocky scrolling takes a bit of getting used to, and the inevitable multiload is a pain. On the other hand, you've got something elegantly simple and simply delightful, so it's a small price to pay. (Which coincidentally, is how you get hold of the game) Go buy! Alternatively you could pay a few pounds extra and buy it ina bigger box with a couple of other games thrown in and the name Rainbow Collection plastered over the front (take a look over there on the )

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It's all as cute as cute can be. That little fluffy Kiwi thing has just fallen off his perch and needs someone as kind-hearted as you to rescue him. Aah!