Pulsonic
Hugh Davis
1984
Arcade: Action
£2.99
English
ZX Spectrum 48K
None

84
Chris Bourne

Butterfly shows a simple looking window with one vertical and one horizontal dividing it up into four panes. Curtains hang on either side, and the sill contains an electric wire. You are a spider who must eat at least twelve butterfiles per minute and watch out for the purple spider eater that lives in the curtains. There are usually two butterflies visible at any one time. That's it!

CRITICISM

'The moving around to eat butterflies is very, very jerky - real basic BASIC. The game itself is poor. To be honest, the less said about this one the better!'

'I have seen some of these Pulsonic games on sale in Woolworth's, and having now actually played five of them, I have come to the conclusion that they must have been specially designed to sell in such places, in the hope that lots of people, perhaps new to the Spectrum will think them amazing value. You're warned! This one certainly is utter rubbish.'

'In fact this could have been a reasonable but simple game. Catching 12 butterflies in a minute is a hard task, not because a high degree of skill is required, but because an inordinate amount of luck is needed! The graphics don't even rate a primitive award. Sorry, a waste of time.'

COMMENTS
Control Keys: Q/A up/down, N/M left/right
Joystick: None
Keyboard Play: unresponsive and slow
Use of colour: fair to average
Graphics: very poor
Sound: .very poor, just a few beeps
Lives: 1
General Rating: Rubbish.

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Screenshot Text

A purple people eater lunges out from the curtains while another million butterflies go free.