Amstrad Action #38 From The Magazine Archives Of Everygamegoing.com


 
Amstrad Action #38 (1st November 1988) (Amstrad CPC464, Magazine)

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The Empire Strikes Back (Domark)
Poor design, not enough stages, too easy and occasionally crashes. Save your energy for a more intellectual pastime like fly swatting.
51%
Game Over 2 (Imagine)
Game Over was a fun shoot-'em-up, and this is a good game too.
69%
Vindicator (Imagine)
Three stages to complete, with the action varying in each one. I liked playing this game but the controls got right up my nose.
74%
Gold Silver Bronze (Epyx)
Winter Games still has excellent graphics, even after two years but the multi-load on cassette and high price on disk are severe disadvantages.
66%
Road Blasters (US Gold)
Compared with Overlander, this is slightly better, but it is just a bit too easy to play and it gets boring rather more quickly than you'd hope.
69%
The Train (Accolade/Electronic Arts)
The combination of arcade and simulation works well, but the constant air attacks are irritating.
80%
By Fair Means Or Foul (Superior)
Superior has been quiet for a long time, but they're back with a bang.
83%
Leaderboard Par 3 (US Gold)
Computer golfers will find plenty to do with this, but if you're not an avid player then you might find the compilation just a little too narrow in scope.
70%
Karate Ace (Star Games)
If you're a fanatical combat gamer you'll find this compilation unbeatable, but seven combat games may be just too much for people with a more delicate stomach.
73%
Summertime Specials (US Gold)
Six for the price of one is excellent value for money, and with compilations that's often the deciding factor.
69%
Vectorball (Mastertronic)
Fast scrolling and well-designed pitches. But confusing controls detract from the game.
62%
Thing (Players)
Smooth scrolling graphics but boring after just a few minutes.
44%
Metaplex (Addictive Games)
For ¤3 you can expect to be excited to death, and with Metaplex you won't be. Addictive should stick to strategy games.
56%
GM Chess (Camel Micros)
Reasonable introduction to chess, although not as good as Colossus Chess 4.0. Its appeal is limited to chess buffs.
63%
Ingrid's Back (Level 9)
Playing the game is a pleasure, with each module having a different feel to it. There's novelty in the first, challenge in the second and detective work in the third.
82%
Lancelot (Level 9)
When Lancelot hits the high notes, it certainly matches anything the company have done so far... but the low notes seem even more depressing as a result.
80%