Quicksilva Ltd
Bill Witts
1984
Tactical Combat
£6.95
English
ZX Spectrum 48K
None

59
Dave Nicholls, Ross Holman, Roger Willis
Chris Bourne

Ross: This is the Atari approved version and as such, is a very competent copy of the original. Quicksilva must be on its knees praying there's still someone left who's waited for the 'official' Battlezone, but after all the copies there've been, there can't be many!

The game itself contains all the features you'd expect, including some very clever missiles. You get to control a tank, trundling across a flat plain that's occasionally littered with large cubes and pyramids. A radar at the top of the screen shows the position of approaching enemy vehicles, and messages pop up on the left to let you know when an enemy is in range (although they'll probably send you an explosive reminder!).

The controls take a little getting used to; they stimulate the two-level controls as used by the arcade game, rather than the standard joystick layout. The line drawing of the graphics is, as Quicksilva claims, fast - and this is probably the best version I've played on the Spectrum. Honest! 3/5 MISS

Dave: Well, if you haven't already got a copy of this game, this is the one to get. Not only is it the 'official' Atari version... but it's as good as any I've seen! 2.5/5 MISS

Roger: Quite a reasonable training aid for both Panzer crews and London's taxi drivers. Definitely a hit. 3/5 HIT

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