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Insight Software
Arcade: Shoot-em-up
ZX Spectrum 48K

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John Gilbert
Chris Bourne

THE PHOENIX rises from the ashes and a game is born with truly flickering displays, rasping sound and character square graphics.

Star Firebirds has nothing going for it and uses a plot which is five years old. Travel to the outer limits of the known cosmos to launch an attack on the Firebirds.

Don't worry though, the birds are so bungling in their efforts to shoot at you that all you have to worry about is getting them into your sights and keeping the laser firing.

As you travel through to higher levels the action gets faster, you will be attacked by World War Two bombs and the Firebird motherships.

I was intrigued to find that an artist had painted the screen displays on the inlay. From those the game looks incredibly exciting. If you are not of an artistic bent, you may as well ignore this game.

John Gilbert

Publisher: Insight
Price: £7.95
Memory: 48K
Joystick: user-defined keys