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Virgin Games Ltd
Arcade: Action
ZX Spectrum 16K

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Chris Bourne

Producer: Virgin Games, 16K £5.95
Author: Terry Murray/Roy Poole
In the main, Virgin's first batch of games were pretty poor and madly overpriced (£7.95). Now they've brought the price down, but frankly this still isn't good value. You are supposed to 'yomp' your Paras over the highway and then get them through a minefield. There's no disguising the fact that this is a frogger game with 'mined-out' pretensions. The basic program makes controlling movement very difficult and the way the traffic moves along the highway makes it almost unplayable. Only one moment in the repeating cycle can get your men through safely. In the minefield movement sensors mean sudden death through mistakes, but I wonder how many people will even bother getting there? Four skill levels, no joystick option.