Arcade: Shoot-em-up
ZX Spectrum 16K

Chris Bourne

Producer: Softek, 16K £5.95
Author: Andrew Beale
This is Softek's version of missile defence and it is a close copy of the original. It's graphics are nowehre near as good as Ocean's 'Armageddon'. On the other hand it does have the extra feature of plenty of enemy planes buzzing around to destroy as well as the missiles themselves and the explosions are satisfactory. It is also faster to play than Ocean's version, but somehow less fun. One side of this tape is for the keyboard (with a dreadful layout) and the other side is for the Kempston joystick. The inlay card doesn't tell you that key M is to fire. Eight directional movement, generally okay, but not as playable as Armageddon.