US Gold Ltd
1984
Arcade: Shoot-em-up
£7.95
English
ZX Spectrum 48K
Multiple schemes (see individual downloads)

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Dave Nicholls, Ross Holman, Roger Willis
Chris Bourne

US Gold/£9.95 Roger: I've seen this one before - on the Atari and Commodore 64 if the ol' grey matter serves. And it was a lot better than this!

There I was, togged up to the nines ready to go off blasting at the Hun in yer typical World War 1 dogfight - and my on-screen jalopy looked a bit like a C5 'killer' with wings! Once you've got the hang of it, bombing factories and bridges relieves a few minor frustrations, but I reckon the whole game's based around trying to land your plane and take off again. Well, it's the only bit that gave me any real trouble! Of course, it might have had something to do with having a propellor with a single blade!

They tell me that the reason the screen's such a mess is something to do with things called 'attributes'. Well, whatever they're called, it's 'orrible!

The whole game's just a rip-off of Zaxxon anyway, so if you don't mind changing your surroundings to the wilds of outer space I'd plump for one of them. Bally bad luck, Ocean! 2/5 MISS

Ross: A very old game that offers little that's new. The attribute problems don't exactly help the graphics and there doesn't seem to be a lot going on. Let's hope other US Gold offerings turn out better than this. 1/5 MISS

Dave: Why has my plane only got half a propellor? Or is this just an excuse for my score? Or is it that I fell asleep with boredom? (Answers on a postcard... Ed). 1/5 MISS

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