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3D Bomb Alley
By Software Invasion
BBC Model B

Published in Home Computing Weekly #57

A simulated air-to-sea battle, much influenced by the Falklands war. The aim is to shoot down incoming jet bombers before they drop their all-too-accurate bombs, destroying your fleet.

The cassette was chained in and loaded every time without trouble, though it takes a long time to do so. The screen is well laid out with a good display of the battle zone. Planes are fired at by lining up crosswires. These I found somewhat inaccurate - to ensure a kill, you have to aim low. This could do with improvement. Sound is very good - I liked the way the plane explosions are proportional to the distance from you.

The game played well with keyboard or joysticks and, after some practice, I was saving my fleet quite well. It gets more difficult as time goes on in that multiple waves of bombers sweep in, first in ones then twos and threes. It's extremely addictive and I can't stop playing it. It's the best game I've seen so far for the BBC. I'm going back to the battle now. Disc: £11.95.


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