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Code Masters Ltd
Arcade: Adventure
ZX Spectrum 48K/128K

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Rich Pelley
Chris Bourne

"Seymour is completely brilliant. It's packed with great graphics. It's got a kickin' soundtrack and it's very, very playable. 90%". | That's what the back of the inlay quite rightly quotes YS as saying from the last time we reviewed it back in the December issue, so, er, quite why I've been sent it again even I would be quite intrigued to know. Here then is Andy with an explanatory bracket to clear things up entirely. (Pssst. That's you, Andy). (Ermm.. it's being re-released Rich. Ed)

So whatever reason Andy just gave is the reason that we're reviewing Seymour again, which I'd say seems good enough reason as any. Following direct head-swop operations with the programmers of Dizzy, the people behind Seymour have made their main character a blob on legs and stuck him in a flip-screen arcade adventure Seymour has just been sent to Hollywood to star in his latest block-busting movie you see, the director has gone missing and only you can save the day As ever, this is done by collecting objects and using or giving them at the correct place.

"As ever"; those words rung round my head minutes after commencing play. I don't know about you but personally I'm growing a little weary of all these CodeMasters arcade adventures - it's just that, especially puzzle-wise, they are all so similar. Obviously no one else agrees with me here, they always get rave reviews and sell like hot cakes. It's just that after the step forward of Slightly Magic, Seymour seems like a bit of a giant and somewhat Dizzy leap back. But If that doesn't bother you (and providing you can keep your eyes off the complete solution in the February issue) then there's at least three quid's worth of fun to be had here.


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Hattie was not a cloud to be easily pleased. She had spent Tuesday passing over Chester in a bad mood and now found herself floating pointlessly above a sentient blob of lard with hands. Life's like that.

Seymour jumped up and down on the accelerator. Then he twiddled the gear stick. Next, he jerked the steering wheel, turned on the windscreen wipers, beeped the horn and fell off the seat. Surprisingly, he crashed at the very next corner.