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The Edge
Arcade: Shoot-em-up
ZX Spectrum 48K

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Richard Price
Chris Bourne


ONCE they have fathomed how to choose the game control options budding BMX star-warriors should have a pretty good time with Starbike, a fast arcade production from The Edge.

You must steer your starbike across the planet's surface to rescue friendly droids and return them to the safety of your lander module via a teleport located in your sector.

Large numbers of hostile alien objects swarm over the screen and will eventually wear out your shields and send you to wherever it is deceased BMX star-warriors are supposed to spend eternity.

There are a number of control options and you can choose from several joysticks, the Fuller Master Unit, Interface 2 and Currah microspeech. Working out how to select those requires a couple of A Levels.

It may take you some time to get used to the thrust controls but, all told, the game is exciting and quite addictive.

Richard Price

Memory: 48K
Price: £6.95
Joystick: Kempstonm, Fuller, Protek, Sinclair