Producei: Megadodo, 16K £5.50
We've been very remiss in leaving this game out of the Guide. Megadodo's Phoenix is a very close copy of the arcade original and has, for some time, been one of the most popular versions around. It features a laser base with force field for protection (no shooting when it's in its timed operation), eggs, various flapping bards and a very large Mothership, the underside of which must be worn away in traditional style before making it vulnerable to your fire. There are 5 screens and 5 skill levels (speeds). The graphics are very smooth and quite large. Sound is inventive and continuous. The game can actually be easier to play at the higher speeds. If you like shoot em ups, this is a must for your collection and very good value at the price. 100% machine code, sensible keys and Kempston joystick.