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Ocean Software Ltd
Arcade: Action
ZX Spectrum 16K

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Chris Bourne

Producer: Ocean, 16K £5.90 (1)
Author: C Urquhart & N Pierpoint
Undoubtedly Oceans best and most addictive game to date. It combines simplicity of idea with speed and killer frustration. You are captain of the Elimax. Your task: to clear the galactic grid of alien spawn. There's no shooting since the Elimax simply destroys the spawn by moving over it. But there are 4 alien ships situated on each edge of the grid firing at you. Each one, operating and firing independently, moves along its edge, homing in on you, and aims its missiles along a line of the grid. You can be facing up to four missiles at one time and its death to remain stationary, or operate on a single line, for more than a second. With each screen cleared you are faced with a different and more difficult arrangement of spawn to clear. There is also a 'between frame screen' of spiral shaped spawn for bonus points. Only one life so frustration levels can be dangerous... Excellent packaging, well used sound, very smooth graphics and good control keys. Joystick: Kempston, AGF and Protek. CRASH rating: Highly recommended, overall 83% M/C.