HERE'S an interesting seasonal phenomena - the useless present of which the giver says, "It doesn't do much but it's nice, isn't it?"
When you have fumbled through the embarrassment of keying in the names of sender and victim a pretty display appears with a suitable Christmas sentiment.
Press any key and a snowy rooftop scene replaces the card's message. A reindeer-driven sleigh appears on the horizon, and swings in for a landing on a roof top. Santa hops out and jumps down the chimney. He lands in the living room, puts presents under the tree, drinks his hot toddy, hiccuping as he shoots up the chimney again.
The game on the flip side is no better and hasn't even got pretty graphics to promote it. You have a choice of spaceships with which you must blast a motley collection of aliens brought out of retirement from a Space invader junk yard.
I am not given to using four letter words but this is a load of hype. But that won't stop you buying it. Go ahead, prove me wrong!
Joystick: Kempston, Sinclair, Cursor