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Arcade: Adventure
Multiple languages (see individual downloads)
ZX Spectrum 48K
Alkatraz Protection System

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Chris Bourne

Kixx, Spectrum, Amstrad, £1.99

The pride of the Blue Star line now lies in kit form, one mile below the surface of the Arctic ocean. Remote droids have pinpointed the great ship, but its secrets have remained a mystery: until now.

A new pressure-resistant diving suit has been developed which allows some brave person to actually swim down to the wreck: and this is where the player comes in. Armed with a harpoon gun and a limited number of harpoons, a suitably-attired diver must be guided through a labyrinthine cave system which is inhabited by all manner of dangerous aquatic beasties. Any contact with fish, squid, anemones etc causes the diver to lose oxygen from his tank, which can be replenished by picking up extra tanks. However, meeting a shark at close quarters is instantly fatal; death sees the mission restart from the cave entrance.

Having escaped the caves a password is provided to allow access to the second level, which begins inside the wreck of the Titanic. The diver's aim is to locate switches to open doors, find some explosives and blow a safe full of valuables, while avoiding a similar group of hostiles from the previous level.

Control of the diver is a little haphazard, and the game is of the simple search 'n' destroy type. Once mapped out, it shouldn't take too long to finish, but having said this, Titanic does provide a reasonable challenge along the way.