Sinclair User

3D Tanx/Centipede
By DK Tronics
Spectrum 16K

Published in Sinclair User #14

3D Tanx


THE GUN TURRET of your tank is pointed at the deserted bridge. An enemy tank moves silently into your sights and its turret moves threateningly around to point at you. You press the fire button and a salvo of shells lands on the enemy tank, blowing it to pieces.

That is how a new 3D game for the 48K Spectrum, called 3D Tanx, starts. You can move left and right and move the gun turret up and down. The 3D effect is best seen when you move the turret up and down. The computer allows one or two users to play and it allows you to choose how easy or difficult the game should be. The menu of options also makes it possible to re-define which keys you want to use to move your tank around. The original combination of keys is very difficult to use and it is a good idea to use that option.

The manufacturer of 3D Tanx, DK'tronics also has an exciting version of the arcade game Centipede. It is like the original game in almost every way, with bouncing blue spiders, mushrooms and, of course, the deadly alien Centipede. In this version you have three laser bases with which to destroy the Centipede.

Both games are extremely addictive and show that DK'tronics can still produce good-quality software. Both cassettes can be obtained from DK'tronics, 23 Sussex Road, Gorleston, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk. Each game costs £4.95.

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