Abacus Programs
Kevin Flynn
Arcade: Shoot-em-up
ZX Spectrum 16K

11 (Supplement)
Chris Bourne

PROTEUS has a complicated scenario in which you act as pathfinder for your main fleet of starships. You have to clear a route through a screenful of planet debris, at the same time knocking out your enemy's communication points and defending yourself against enemy attack. The game is much simpler to play on-screen than the cassette insert implies.

It is written to a good arcade standard, is fast-moving, and requires considerable practice for success, all the more since you cannot fire your guided missiles and manoeuvre your spacecraft at the same time.

Supplied as a bonus on the B side is Android Pit Rescue, a Basic game where for a change you do not have to kill anything but rather rescue trapped miners from a flooded pit. It has the appearance of a watery Kong type of game, without the ladders, but is entertaining to play nevertheless.

Proteus can be obtained from Abacus Programs.

Memory: 16K
Price: £5.95