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Arcade: Shoot-em-up
ZX Spectrum 48K

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Chris Bourne


MOST GAMES for the 48K Spectrum boast that they will show you the answer to all your prayers, the answer to the ultimate question, and Pyramid is no different.

The difference is that during the game you must play a cosmonaut who is seeking the real answer to the ultimate question of life, the universe and everything, which was formerly thought to be 42.

To do this you have been zapped into a pyramid of many levels and chambers. As you gain entry to each chamber you are one step closer to knowing the answer. All that stands in your way is the many creatures and objects which inhabit the dark corner of the pyramid.

You must clear each chamber before you pass to the next and the speed at which you do so will make points. The more points and experience you amass the bigger your code will become. The code is the manufacturer's way of checking how far you have advanced in the game. If you send it to Fantasy Software you could be entered into its Hall of Fame. The code is displayed on the screen.

The scope of the game will ensure that you will be playing it for months, if not years. There are 120 chambers on 15 levels and there are 60 types of aliens in those chambers. Most of the beasts defy description.

Pyramid costs £5.50 and can be obtained from Fantasy Software, Fauconberg Lodge, 27a St Georges Road, Cheltenham, Glos GL50 5DT.

Not Rated