Unless otherwise stated this review is not affiliated with any other website nor has the review been authorised by the copyright company or indiviudal author. As of 17th July 2017 this encompasses every review within ZXSR. If you would like this or any other review removed from this website, please contact the website administrator here.

Micromega
1984
Arcade: Action
£6.95
English
ZX Spectrum 48K
None

Other Links


58
Ross Holman, Roger Willis, Dave Nicholls
Chris Bourne

Roger: Mission Control, Houston, heaved a collective sigh of relief the day my careers master decided I was much too stupid to become a space pilot because - as this game finally proves - I would have been very bad at it. Nevertheless, tantrums at my inability to land the naffin' rescue pod on the planet Prolon were unavoidable. I couldn't get past the first three superb screens in Braxx Bluff... who knows how many more I missed!

Moving 3D graphics are 'the biz' right from the beginning of this rescue mission. The screens I actually got at involve descending from the mother ship's orbit down to skimming the planet's atmosphere, before diving towards a landing - the point where you'll need fine stablising control to score sufficient points to achieve a safe descent.

Getting onto the planet and beginning the search for the three crewmen, trapped in a stranded hydro-crawler by alien lifeforms, means acquiring eight points during 'Lander Phase'. I only managed to clock a maximum of four and a bit... All the same, expert space jockeys can move on to Walker Phase, Land-Crawler Phases, Sea-Crawler Phases and a finale where the Commander's 'enigmatic' boat race appears on-screen to say 'Ta very much'... Pass the joystick, Gladys! 5/5 HIT

Ross: Definitely a disappointment after the last few Micromega games. The 3D effect is not very awe-inspiring and the supposed finale is dull. If it didn't have a 'save to tape' facility, I wouldn't have played it for very long. 2/5 MISS

Dave: The 3D graphics are unconvincing and the game is quite easy to beat. Even so, the last stage goes so long that I was just crashing into rocks on purpose for excitement! 1/5 MISS

2/5
5/5
1/5