Virgin Games Ltd
1987
Arcade: Action
£1.99
English
ZX Spectrum 48K
Multiple schemes (see individual downloads)

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Steve Mahoney
Chris Bourne

Rebel, originally released by Virgin is a tank game with a difference; you don't shoot anything. The idea is to find and place four mirrors in the right places (of which there are only a limited number, so it's not over-difficult) so that you can concentrate the baddies' giant laser onto a sealed exit tunnel to blast your way to freedom, or at least the next level. This game has BEAUTIFUL graphics and is very smooth to control. The enemies, although not varying much, are quite hard to predict, as some seem to just follow a set pattern of movement, while others go all over the gaff.

For £1 99. this game is very good value, it isn't very proficient in the sound department, but considering the strategical and arcade elements used, sound isn't very important.

If, however, you're one of those people who can't really play games which involve you 'Using ya nut' you won't find this to be much fun. All in all, I think that this should be a success for Mastertronic because it requires a lot of strategy and planning to produce success and when you do succeed, there are more pretty graphics as you see the laser ray going towards its destination, and destroying it.

Good game, buy it!

Label: Mastertronic
Author: Gang of Five
Price: £1.99
Memory: 48K/128K
Joystick: various
Reviewer: Steve Mahoney

Buy it, play it, play it again etc.

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