ZX Computing #33 From The Magazine Archives Of Everygamegoing.com

 
ZX Computing #33 (1st January 1987) (Spectrum 16K/48K/Plus/128K, Magazine)

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C For Beginners (Melbourne House) (Spectrum 48K)
There are many comparisons made throughout the book to BASIC, so the BASIC programmer should experience no major difficulties.
73%
Sinclair And The 'Sunrise' Technology (Penguin) (Spectrum 48K)
A fascinating and plausible account of a period of history which may be regarded in our future as the turning point of a new era.
Colossus Bridge 4 (CDS) (Spectrum 48K)
A reasonable introduction for the beginner who finds it impossible to learn from books alone but the more experienced player is likely to get extremely annoyed at lack of a real challenge.
59%
Phantomas (Codemasters) (Spectrum 48K)
Full of original and inventive ideas, the eighty screens will keep you hunched over your keyboard for many a long hour.
75%
Vampire (Codemasters) (Spectrum 48K)
A good, challenging game. Perseverance pays off and slowly, further areas of the castle are revealed.
74%
Hercules (Alpha Omega) (Spectrum 48K)
The chosen keys are unplayable, with no redefine option, although you can use a joystick.
55%
Ice Temple (Bubble Bus) (Spectrum 48K/128K)
A competent game, but it just seems a bit old hat these days.
68%
Frost Byte (Mikro-Gen) (Spectrum 48K/128K)
There's an enjoyable game in here, but it's been spoiled by not being very well thought out.
58%
Fat Worm Blows A Sparky (Durell) (Spectrum 48K)
This all seems like a bit of a lost cause.
20%
Oblivion (Alpha Omega) (Spectrum 48K)
It's the sort of game that doesnt require amazing graphics to be effective - it's simply a question of whether or not you enjoy this type of simple target shooting.
18%
Firelord (Hewson) (Spectrum 48K/128K)
The game features very attractive graphics, smooth animated figures and a complexity of gameplay that is pitched at just the right frustration level.
85%
Thanatos (Durell) (Spectrum 48K/128K)
The quality of the animation does enhance your enjoyment of the game, because with just a little bit of imagination you can easily imagine yourself flying over the heads of the people below, prior to trampling them into the ground.
94%
Rogue Trooper (Piranha) (Spectrum 48K)
A Monster Hit... The way to success and a longer life is to use the scenery as cover, only rushing into the open when you can get first shot.
92%
Wargames (Cases) (Spectrum 48K/128K)
The game itself is a tricky balancing act between holding onto the town of Eylau while striing at the advancing enemy.
Bugsy (CRL/St. Brides) (Spectrum 48K/128K)
Bugsy is no classic, but it is a polished piece of software which will provide plenty of entertainment.
52%
The Archers (Mosaic) (Spectrum 48K/128K)
Each of the four games will only last two or three hours before you've seen everything it has to offer, and the result of every decision. I think, for most people, this life-span is just too short.
60%
Prehistoric Adventure (Crusader Computing) (Spectrum 48K/128K)
Poor programming... You can buy many better adventures for the same price or much less.
18%
Twice Shy (Mosaic) (Spectrum 48K/128K)
Technically smoother than Valkyrie 17 and seems as good in other ways.
92%
Infiltrator (US Gold) (Spectrum 48K)
A tough but undeniably addictive game... I'm sure we've not heard the last of the ridiculously overqualified "Jimbo Baby" McGibbets.
94%
The Quill Adventure Writer (Gilsoft) (Sinclair QL)
Quite impressive... Really complex adventures can be easily within the grasp of any adventure programmer.
92%
Avenger: Way Of The Tiger 2 (Gremlin) (Spectrum 48K/128K)
Avenger is excellent. I would recommend it to almost anyone unreservedly.
94%