So Branson's down. It's all over. And who cares? Well Virgin does and it's put out a very bizarre game - the Transatlantic Balloon Challenge based on the (non)event of the same name. Its like one of those two-player split-screen motor racing games except that it's with balloons - and about as speedy and exciting as all that could imply.
As well as the split-screen balloons you get four icons on the right which control height, steering etc and also an indicator box which shows score, lives, fuel, energy and attitude. A central block shows your balloon's position over the ocean, represented by a tiny white dot.
The key to the whole thing is you are an eagle with a sonic beam! You are!! Fly around and defend your balloon from missiles and bombs.
A poorly executed game which does no credit to the crossing in any way whatsoever.
Author: Maxwell Technology
Reviewer: Deniz Ahmet
Complete tosh. Possibly even worse than East Enders! A definite no-buy.