Home Computing Weekly8th January 1985
Published in Home Computing Weekly #94
Mastertronic and Power have proved tht there's good value for money from a £1.99 game, Scorpio confirms it. True, you don't get joystick control, but you do get a well-executed game of the best machine-code and Basic mixture often found in magazine listings. You don't, of course have to spend ten hours typing it in!
Beebul, a bovine creature, sits atop a selection of platforms on which a variety of thingies twist and turn. You must deduce the best way of collecting objects whilst avoiding the aliens. When you reach the bottom, a teleport is available back to the top. Collect the lot, and another screen is revealed which is much the same - only harder.
Graphics are smooth and flicker-free, but not animated. The keys for control have been well selected and the game is fun. It may never become the talking point of computer buffs, but will certainly go down well with the younger members of the family as it's not too difficult. A good stocking-filler at a modest price.