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Atlantis Gold
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Arcade: Platform
ZX Spectrum 48K

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Clare Edgeley
Chris Bourne

THIS GAME is sufficiently unplayable to send any non-smoker straight back to the pack. It is boring, slow and written in Basic.

The ultimate aim is to rid the world of cigarettes. Before stamping out the fag factory you have to prove your determination in a silly little test 20 which is virtually impossible to complete.

Extinguish six cigarettes out of 10 happily burning ones. Every time you pour water over a glowing tip a little demon creeps up to the sodden dog-end and relights it.

Perseverance finally pays off and the next task is to get into the factory. Dodge and jump rolling cigarettes and the irate shop steward, and turn off all the cigarette machines.

More could have been made of Nicotine Nightmare. The pace, graphics and feel of the game is about two years out of date.

Clare Edgeley

Publisher: Atlantis
Price: £2.99
Memory: 48K
Joystick: Kempston