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Go!
Probe Software Ltd
1988
Arcade: Shoot-em-up
£8.99
English
ZX Spectrum 48K
Multiple schemes

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Andy Smith
Chris Bourne

Go! shoot some aliens - again.

Alien tyrants seem to play an important part in game scenarios and the latest to threaten the Earth takes the name of Bozon. Thankfully there's usually a hero for the player to control in an attempt to thwart the tyrant's plans.

Step in Lieutenant Henry and Sergeant Sanders (that's you folks) for this one (C64 has two-player option) player blast that will bring you face to face with The Mobile Armour Sentipet, Bozon's secret weapon. As seems to be the norm of late with this style of game, there are numerous extra weapons to pick up. Destroy a wave of aliens, pick up the symbol that appears on-screen and you'll gain a benefit. Shooting the symbol sends it cycling through a range of benefits to choose from - extra speed, 3-way shots or a Mega Bazooka Launcher etc. You can then start to think about going for the extra points gained from shooting various non-aggressive animals and fruit that appear occasionally.

While the game can be fun for a short while, there's nothing in it to make you come, back for more. Disappointingly simple stuff that doesn't have any new features to keep the player interested for very long.

Reviewer:

RELEASE BOX
C64/128, £9.99cs, £11.99dk, Out Now
Spec, £8.99cs, Out Now
Amstrad, £9.99cs, £14.99dk, Imminent
ST version planned.

Predicted Interest Curve

1 min: 65/100
1 hour: 60/100
1 day: 50/100
1 week: 40/100
1 month: 20/100
1 year: 5/100

The C64's simultaneous two-player option increases the games longevity - but only slightly.

6/10
3/10
1/10
4/10
493/1000

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SPECTRUM VERSION

Colourful graphics can't gloss over the poor gameplay and collision detection problems. End-of-level guardians make their appearance here but even they won't help to keep you interested for long.

C64 VERSION

The best of the bunch simply because it has a simultaneous two-player option. This makes the game more enjoyable, and therefore likely to keep you interested for longer. You pay for this extra option in the C64 version though with multi-load.

Graphics: 7/10

Audio: 4/10

IQ Factor: 1/10

Fun Factor: 5/10

Ace Rating: 594/1000

Predicted Interest Curve

1 min: 70/100

1 hour: 65/100

1 day: 60/100

1 week: 50/100

1 month: 35/100

1 year: 10/100

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Spectrum - blasting away at the start of level two. You have to play solo on the Speccy.