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Zip
1985
Arcade: Platform
£2.99
English
ZX Spectrum 48K
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John Gilbert
Chris Bourne

A HOST of cuddly characters bundled together with an unusual plot makes Zoot a winner.

Zoot, a purple man, who is king when it comes to boxing with monsters, has lost his marbles. They rolled down a drain when he was playing with a friend and the pals have gone down the sewers after them.

Instead of muck they find caves inhabited by pillow-shaped creatures called Mankins. Each creature has a name and peculiarities of character. Bodkin is shy, Cheeky is indestructible when he has his tongue out, and Bogie has a habit which is too disgusting to mention.

There are 234 screens but each requires one or a combination of four basic skills in order to win. On the Punch Drunk screen Zoot must hit the Mankins with his boxing glove. He also has the aid of Super Zip who flies across the screen, fist to the fore, knocking out Mankins.

If all that excitement is not enough you will be turned on by the trimmings of the game. First there is the cartoon-style demonstration which introduces the Mankins. Then Zoot bursts onto the screen and yells in a wonderful synthesised voice 'Zoot, ha, ha, ha...' it's all great fun and criminally underpriced.

John Gilbert

Publisher: Bug-Byte
Price: £2.95
Memory: 48K
Joystick: Kempston

*****

5/5