Crystal Computing
Graham Stafford
Arcade: Shoot-em-up
ZX Spectrum 16K

Chris Bourne

Producer: Crystal, 16K £5.50
This game is a copy of an arcade shoot 'em up and almost makes a category of its own. Aliens stand in several vertical columns on either side of the screen. The centre block is a stack of humans and your three space ships (and lives). Your ship is at the base, firing up. Aliens zip across to the centre, grabs human and abduct him to the side. Eventually they can get at the three ships and steal those. For each one they get to the side you lose a life. Too rapid fire shortens the range so it's better to be accurate than fast. Features fast motherships that zip along the base just above your head and fire at you, rapid mutants and six difficulty levels. Joystick: Kempston. Recommended.