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Silversoft Ltd
Arcade: Maze
ZX Spectrum 48K

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Chris Bourne

Producer: Silversoft, 48K £5.95 (2)
Author: Patrick Richmond
In a sense this is the opposite of a 'Pac Man' game in as much as you are laying dots in the maze instead of gobbling them up. The story is that the robots have run amok in the corridors of the Acme Robot Manufacturing Co and you must guide the robot bomber through the maze, laying mines. The amokful robots materialise in the four corners, becoming more numerous the longer you take to accomplish your mission - they must be avoided at all costs of course. Your power supply drains rapidly, but there are power mites also materialising which replenish your supply if they are run over. The object is to lay mines in every corridor and entice the king robot out of the central control room so you can get in. An additional problem is that some corridors are equipped with sliding doors which keep shutting. The game has attractive graphics and manages to be surprisingly addictive in play. It's given an old format a new lease of life. Good control keys, joystick: Kemston, above average, overall CRASH rating 70% m/c.