Backgammon (Hewson) Review | Home Computing Weekly - Everygamegoing

Home Computing Weekly

By Hewson Consultants
Spectrum 16K

Published in Home Computing Weekly #27

My heart sank when I found that I had to review this game. I know how to play Space Invaders, but Backgammon is intellectual!

Not only the program instructions, but also the object and rules of the game have been fitted on to the cassette insert. You can play a single game or a series, or even bet money.

I decided to have a go after watching the demonstration mode first. It frightened me to death! It was so fast that I couldn't see who was doing what, to whom and with what! I took the plunge and started a single game.

Now some critics say that there isn't any point in putting board games on a computer. You can buy the game for less than the program. That may be so, but you'll never find an experienced player as patient as your Spectrum and one who will explain your mistakes in such detail.

At the same time, as you gain in skill and cunning you can raise the level of play. What more could you want?

This game could be criticised for not having ultra-mega amazing graphics and sound, but these are more than made up for by the skilled programming that prevents you from crashing the game and breaking the rules.


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