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Aladdin's Magic Lamp
By New line
Amiga 500

 
Published in Computer & Video Games #99

Aladdin's Magic Lamp

First title on this new Scandinavian label stars the famed principal boy's mate, the genie, who is off to rescue Mrs. Aladdin from the clutches of the evil old uncle. The genie has to drive his magic lamp through five sideways-scrolling "time zones", zapping bubbles, disembodied heads and other abstract metallic shapes until he gets to the big mutha at the end of the zone. There's a very unadventurous extra weapons system which provides various forms of fire in different directions.

The graphics are very pretty, with some great sprites and super-smooth scrolling backdrops, and the loudspeaker jigs to subdued Euro-pop and crisp sampled smashes.

Amiga

A cheap but very basic shoot-'em-up. It's fun for a while, but can only be recommended to blasting fans on a tight budget.