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Pete Cooke
1983
Adventure: Text
£6.50
English
ZX Spectrum 48K
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Richard Price
Chris Bourne

DEPRIVATION, desolation and danger are the order in the squalid urban wasteland of Scarthorpe, setting for the Richard Shepherd Software Urban Upstart. The scenario is a typical inner city area with all its attendant problems of crime and poverty. Anyone with sense or money has already left town, which is what you are trying to do. Do not think it will be easy - vicious football fans, keen-eyed coppers, even the dreadful weather, all conspire to keep you entombed in your home on Grime Street.

The program is a text adventure with graphics illustrations, responding to all the conventional inputs.

The portrayal of the town is inventive and convincing and the unexpected can occur at any time. Help is not much in evidence but if you are streetwise you could go far.

Urban Upstart is a cut above the average text adventure and should become compulsive entertainment. There are many locations, full load and save facilities and a pile of surprises.

Richard Price

Memory: 48K

Price: £6.50

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