Biggles (Silverbird) Review | Crash - Everygamegoing


By Silverbird
Spectrum 48K/128K/+2

Published in Crash #61


Timed to coincide with the release of the movie the game was hyped to the skies, but sadly the actual game couldn't live up to it back in July 1986.

WWI flying ace Biggles has a 'time twin' living in the 1980s, called Jim. Back in 1917, the Germans have developed an awesome 'sound weapon' to win the war. Jim is 'warped' back in time to 1917 in order to help Biggles destroy the sound weapon.

Biggles consists of two separate games. The first has three sections, beginning with Biggles flying over enemy territory. The next section sees him and Jim warped back to the 1980s, running across London rooftops. The final section has them fighting German guards back in 1917. The other game, on the flip side of the tape, is essentially a flight simulator with the added objective of rescuing Biggles' friends.

Although disappointing at the time, Biggles now represents a big game for just two quid.

Phil King

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