Anthony Adam
1985
Arcade: Maze
£6.95
English
ZX Spectrum 48K
None

43
Ross Holman, Roger Willis, Rick Robson
Chris Bourne

Rick: You've got to be a keen mouser to find your way round this maze game for moggy lovers everywhere. Mamma cat has to round up her lost kittens before nightfall when the bully dogs get together and make mince pies of the moggyettes. On the way, you can slay the strays with gobs of fluff balls (charming! Ed) or engage in a little feline fisticuffs. But beware your dropping catoplexic energy level.

At times I was more confused than amazed but then I have trouble following the tube map. At one point I became catatonic and popped out to see a man about a dog! (OK, that's enough cat and dog jokes unless it starts raining in the game. Ed).

The constant need for referral to the map doesn't help the game go with a flow but aids the feline feats without strain on the brain. The scrolling Sabrewulf type maze has some gorgeous graphics ranging from Basildonesque shopping centre to litter strewn inner city. Mama cat might have more luck powing the pooches if she didn't have to rely on a diet of fish bones and dustbin dregs to replenish her energy/stamina levels. Our Ginger only eats Tesco's best - I asked him what he thought of the game: no cat-astrophe but not purrfect, he mewed. Reckon I could get him a job on YS? 3/5 HIT

Ross: I don't want to be catty about this but isn't this just too close to Sabrewulf to make it boring. Still, it is big and there's a lot going on. 2/5 HIT

Roger: This is a sort of cat of nine tails. I 'm afraid I soon wanted to curl up in someone's lap and go to sleep. 2/5 HIT

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