Arcade: Adventure
ZX Spectrum 48K

Chris Bourne

Producer: Ultimate, 48K £5.50 (2)
In a castle of some 200 rooms, filled with useful and useless objects, you must guide your Serf, Knight or Wizard to find the three pieces of the front door key and escape. The rooms are full of all types of monsters which may be despatched by throwing weapons at them in fortunatley unlimited quantities. The rooms are seen in a sort of splayed perspective from above. Doors connect between rooms, stairs load up or down, trapdoors do even more unpredictable things. The complexities of this game are likely to keep you going for ages. Not only must you employ adventure seeking skills to get through but also arcade skills to keep your charmed life from being eroded away by the nasties. There are quite a lot of keys to master, even if you use a Kemptson, Protek or AGF joystick. The graphics are marvellous and if you aren't a nut already, then Atic Atac is likely to be the turning point. General rating: excellent, overall CRASH rating 92%.