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Quicksilva Ltd
Arcade: Action
Multiple languages (see individual downloads)
ZX Spectrum 48K

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Chris Bourne

Producer: Quicksilva, 48K £6.95 (1)
Author: Jeff Minter/Salamander
Producer by Salamander for Quicksilva, Traxx is basically a 'painter' game with an ingenious difference. You have a grid of boxes, 30 in all, and the base of the bottom centre box is already painted purple. You're a little green cursor, and as you move onto unpainted track it turns purple behind you. The object is to paint all the track, but the difference is that the paint is elastic - it won't stretch further than 3 sides of a box, so each box must be completed before moving onto the next. There's a chaser, of course, as many as 9 depending on the skill level, and 9 playing speeds. Sensible control keys, joystick: Protek or AGF. Mixed views with the main criticism being that it was difficult to control in a silly rather than exciting way, it being too easy to overshoot a turning. If you do so the elastic paint zips back and you have to start again. Fair value for money, CRASH rating 61% M/C.