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The Power House
Arcade: Shoot-em-up
ZX Spectrum 48K

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Tony Dillon
Chris Bourne

Oh no, it's another of those games from Alpha Ome... sorry, Power House. What's this one like? Well, if you really want to know, it's really quite simple. Choose where you want to go on the path selection screen (really a lot of different coloured squares) and then fly there. Then enter attack mode and lots of lovely spaceships zoom forward and backwards in glorious Spec-colour and all you have to do is shoot them. If there's a planet in the area, you can land on it, fly along it like Defender and when you get to the end, it blows up. Easy innit?

At first you'll probably be pleasantly surprised by the pretty and quite detailed graphics of the ships but then you will be brought down to earth by the gameplay. It plays like a hedgehog plays frogger.

Label: Power House
Author: Steve Cargill
Price: £1.99
Memory: 48K/128K
Joystick: various
Reviewer: Tony Dillon

Looks pretty with smooth 3D effects but the gameplay must be somewhere else - it's not in this game anyhow.