Ocean Software Ltd
1986
Arcade: Vehicle Combat
£7.95
£6.95
English
ZX Spectrum 48K
SpeedLock 2

55
Ross Holman, Rick Robson, Dougie Bern
Chris Bourne

Dougie: Street Hawk's another one of those TV tie-ups of which we all expect great things. I'm sure you're as disappointed as me to learn that once again, the computer game bears no relation to the TV show. I just wish for a change that someone would actually do a good TV or movie game. Anyway, back to the game, if like me you're a fan of the original Defender, this game's for you.

First, you have to charge up your Street Hawk by gaining points through the accuracy of your laser firing. Once you've got the juice then you're off, your mission ?... to blast the enemy helicopters to bits and rescue the survivors - simple innit!!, You've also got to pick up the pieces of some of the enemy helicopters to get you on to the next level. Keep a keen eye on the twin scanners to make sure you know where the next attack is coming from.

All in all, if you're a Defender fan, then this game's got some of the fastest, flicker-free, hi-res sprites that I've ever seen on the Speccy. And it's full of hi-speed Defender style action, though I'm not sure that my software collection really needs another Defender style program. 6/10

Rick: The ultimate for Arcade Hell's Angels. Fast, furious and full throttle for battling bikers chasing choppers with choppers. Not one for the meek and mild. 7/10

Ross: Defender with motorbikes - didn't Activision do something similar on the Atari two years ago? Points for pretty graphics, but nothing for originality. 7/10

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