Arcturus (Visions) Review | Home Computing Weekly - Everygamegoing

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By Visions
Spectrum 48K

Published in Home Computing Weekly #54

This game consists of attempting to get four crosses in a row in any plane. As the inlay card puts it, you can play man v man, man v computer, or computer v computer. There are plenty of instructions, both on the inlay card and on the screen, but an unfortunate choice of paper and ink makes for hard work reading the screen set. As a preliminary there are over 20 screens of rules and explanations. Once you have got through the main defences, and into the game proper, the first thing you must do is give your name. After that a bewildering array of options are open to you, skill level, seconds per move, or minutes per game and so on. One of the more useful options is the ability to turn off the sound. If all this sounds as though I am knocking the game, I'm not. The game is Tic-Tac-Toe whatever embellishments this particular author has chosen to add.

If you like this sort of game then this is the best version I have seen so far.