Zenobi Software
Geoff Lynas
1992
Adventure: Text
£1.99
English
ZX Spectrum 48K
None

43
Ian Osborne
Chris Bourne

Society's doomed. An unidentified disaster wipes out all but the chosen few, who retreat to an underground shelter and form the nucleus of a post-apocalypse society. You're one of the chosen!

The game begins as you awake from drug-induced sleep, only to find the shelter has been evacuated. The underground chamber is four levels deep and very large. Perhaps a little too large - there's too much map for too few problems.

The games parser does it no favours, either. It's hellishly unfriendly, relying heavily on standard responses such as I CAN'T and OK. In the first location, it look me half-a-dozen attempts to walk through an open door!

April 71h suffers from an identity crisis. One minute it's a sci-fi thriller, giving graphic descriptions of mutilated corpses, the next its a 'cutsey' game, and some puzzles rely on fairy tale logic! However, it's well programmed, the text's good and there's some semblance of a game in there somewhere.

IAN ... 49%

CRITICISM

49%

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April 7th - not the best adventure I've ever seen, but it has it's moments.