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Orwin Software
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Arcade: Action
ZX Spectrum 48K

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Chris Bourne


ANYONE who likes fast action unsullied by graphics or any form of storyline will enjoy Centipoid Plus 3 from Orwin Software. As the name indicates, it is another spin-off of that old favourite Centipede. There are no instructions on the cassette insert but detailed explanations on-screen show which nasties are to be avoided and how many points can be scored by destroying them. There are six stages to the game and scoring 100 points on one stage will lead you to the next. You receive a bonus for completing a stage in good time and a minimum score of 500 points takes you to the high score table.

Although the graphics are simple, to put it mildly, that does not matter too much as you will probably be too busy firing and avoiding enemy bullets to notice. Facilities such as being able to define your own keys, choose the stage at which you want to start, and to adopt an auto-fire facility make this a thoroughly playable if not sophisticated or original game.

Memory: 48K
Price: £5.95