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DK'Tronics Ltd
Don Priestley
Arcade: Shoot-em-up
ZX Spectrum 16K

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Chris Bourne


WHEN YOU HEAR that the universe is being threatened by a giant Ectogenetic Galactic Gamate - EGG to all you intelligent people - you may decide to catch the next bus out of the Universe.

In Spawn of Evil, however, a new game for the 16K Spectrum, you decide to fight and promptly put your spaceship into attack mode. Your job is not only to destroy the EGG before it becomes indestructible but also to kill all the Pulsoids, Cycloids and Aliens which breed from it.

The software is in two parts and each part can be run independently.

Your spaceship glides through a 3D representation of outer space where waves of spawn dart across the screen. We found it extremely difficult to hit anything.

The controls of the spaceship can be changed to meet your requirements but the speed at which a change of direction is accomplished is so slow that we could not hold many pulsoids in our gun sites long enough w fire a user blast.

Despite the difficulty of getting used to, Spawn of Evil is a well-presented and graphically-impressive package. It can be obtained for £4.95 from dK'Tronics, Unit 2, Shire Hill Industrial Estate, Saffron Walden, Essex CB11 3AQ.

Not Rated