Not Known
1986
Compilation
£8.95
English
ZX Spectrum 48K
None

120
John Gilbert
Chris Bourne

WHO THINKS of software names at Artic? Assemblage is a suite of four games and not a machine code utility.

Side one contains two arcade games, Harry Hare's Lair and Mutant Monty and the Temple of Doom.

Harry Hare's Lair has you playing the part of a rabbit after carrots. You make a wild dash through the tunnels of your lair, which are inhabited by deadly giant spiders and worms, to get to the carrots which have been planted at the top of the screen.

Mutant Monty and the Temple of Doom is another feeble, flickering, attempt by Artic to make a go of their cartoon hero. Monty runs rampant in true Manic Miner style, collecting as many valuables as possible without being relieved of his entrails on the local altar.

The Curse of the Seven Faces is a text-only adventure in which you must assemble the accoutrements of a wizard to become a magic user. The ever-present curse will be with you on your travels through the misty caverns, as will an evil wizard, who is bent on your destruction.

Robin Hood is a Quilled adventure with full screen graphics supplied by the Illustrator, also from Gilsoft. The graphics are drawn slowly, but they disappear when the description of a location appears. You play nature-loving Robin roaming around a forest full of interesting and unlikely locations.

The arcade games are not much cop and it would have been a crime to release them individually but, together with the adventures on the other side of the tape, they make a varied diet.

John Gilbert

Publisher: Artic Computing
Price: £8.95
Memory: 48K
Joystick: Kempston, Sinclair, Cursor

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