Postern Ltd
Arcade: Shoot-em-up
ZX Spectrum 16K

Chris Bourne

Producer: Postern, 16K £6.95 (1)
Author: D Hoskins & C Davies
Firehawks is literally a Phoenix game but practically it's an invader mutation. Your mission is to defend your planet from the deadly Firehawks of the title.They come in search of energy, and should one be allowed to land it turns into a giant Phoenix and flaps away - end of game. The birds line up at the top of the screen and you fire up with your laser beam. In the way are plasma screens which resemble decorative breeze blocks. The birds have to get round them and you must shoot them away to get at the birds. Graphics are quite large but there's no animation, and despite 15 speeds it doesn't add up to much and is overpriced. No joystick option, poor control key response, good sound, generally fair. Overall CRASH rating 51%. BASIC + some code.