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US Gold Ltd
1988
Arcade: Maze
£8.99
English
ZX Spectrum 48K/128K
Multiple schemes (see individual downloads)

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Steve Cooke
Chris Bourne

US Gold's kid glove.

This Gauntlet derivative presents a series of over head-viewed mazes in monotonous, repetitive pseudo-3D style. You (and a mate if you want) manoeuvre your character through the mazes, blasting down prison doors, exploring blind alleys, unlocking gates, grabbing bonus objects, and doing battle with the ungodly.

On each level you'll find that certain dungeons contain your buddies, who will then follow you dutifully about the screen. Each buddy possesses a different firing style, which is adopted by the party until the discovery of the next amigo.

The ungodly are crude and unimaginitive in their behaviour so blasting them isn't very satisfying. Despite the appalling presentation, the game idea still has a certain charm, but whether that would be in evidence once you'd actually PAID for the game is extremely doubtful.

Reviewer: Steve Cooke

RELEASE BOX
C64/128, £9.95cs, £12.95dk, Reviewed
Atari ST, £19.95dk, Reviewed
Spec, £9.95cs, £12.95dk, Reviewed
Amstrad, £9.95cs, £12.95dk, Reviewed

Predicted Interest Curve

1 min: 30/100
1 hour: 25/100
1 day: 20/100
1 week: 20/100
1 month: 15/100
1 year: 10/100

The best thing to do with this curve is ski down it.

2/10
1/10
1/10
2/10
297/1000

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SPECTRUM VERSION

Not colourful, even slower, and boring.

AMSTRAD VERSION

Colourful, slow, and boring.

Graphics: 4/10

Audio: 2/10

IQ Factor: 1/10

Fun Factor: 3/10

Ace Rating: 380/1000

Predicted Interest Curve

1 min: 55/100

1 hour: 40/100

1 day: 40/100

1 week: 30/100

1 month: 20/100

1 year: 15/100

C64 VERSION

Rather more colourful, but still slow and boring. The ungodly occasionally get into a fit and run on the spot.

Graphics: 3/10

Audio: 2/10

IQ Factor: 1/10

Fun Factor: 3/10

Ace Rating: 369/1000

Predicted Interest Curve

1 min: 40/100

1 hour: 35/100

1 day: 35/100

1 week: 32/100

1 month: 30/100

1 year: 30/100

ATARI ST VERSION

More colour, more speed, and boring.

Graphics: 4/10

Audio: 2/10

IQ Factor: 1/10

Fun Factor: 3/10

Ace Rating: 356/1000

Predicted Interest Curve

1 min: 45/100

1 hour: 35/100

1 day: 35/100

1 week: 32/100

1 month: 30/100

1 year: 25/100

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ST - not surprisingly, this is the best of the versions available. We leave the 8-bit screens to your imagination.