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Utility: Visual/Screen
ZX Spectrum 48K

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Dave Nicholls, Ross Holman, Roger Willis
Chris Bourne

Dave: Have you ever had the urge to fly aerobatics with the Red Arrows? You have? - then rush out and buy Psychedelia. It's not a flight simulator but the feeling of nausea that came over me while waggling the joystick with it, was like nothing on earth! What's more. Psychedelia isn't a game: it's really a sort of light synthesiser where you use the joystick (or keyboard) to produce patterns on screen. It offers the facility for presenting patterns so you can play them back with a single keypress, and your efforts can be recorded into memory or onto tape for later playback. Think of it - now you and your friends can bring on an attack of nausea and dizzyness at parties without so much as a drop of pop passing your lips.

It may be true that you are limited only by your imagination (or so it says here), but boredom (and an unwell feeling) set in long before I'd even got my imagination into gear.

It's worth a look - otherwise a ride on a Waltzer at the fun fair is cheaper and has much the same effect. 1/5 MISS

Ross: Not the sort of thing you expect from Jeff blast-it-if-it-moves Minter. I prefer watching pictures, not patterns erupting from my T.V. screen. 2/5 MISS

Roger: Turn on, tune in and drop out or, in my case, drop off to sleep. When old hippies aren't bogarting that joint, they're producing crap like this. 2/5 MISS