Mastertronic Plus
1989
Arcade: Shoot-em-up
£2.99
English
ZX Spectrum 48K
None

48
Nick Roberts
Chris Bourne

Capable of 0-600 in 5.6 seconds and with a maximum speed of 1346 mph, the Foourd T-Bird racing machine is real mean! This revolutionary transportation system has everything you could wish for (except the kitchen sink!), but you've driven it into the alien part of town. These aliens are a mite jealous of your new purchase and will do anything to ruin it. You must now fight off the swarms of alien beings and dodge their fire if you're going to make it home in time for tea!

T-Bird is a 3-D style shoot-'em-up. Aliens and objects on the ground fly towards you at great speed. The 3-D effect isn't bad with objects getting bigger as they move down the screen. Colour is (wait for it) glorious monochrome with a different colour for each level, and just for luck there's the compulsory end of level big monster to be destroyed.

You can increase you weaponry by collecting the pods that arrive when an alien swarm is destroyed, but then this style of play has been used over and over again. The simplistic gameplay and lack of variety will soon have you reaching for the off switch.

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