Bristles (Statesoft) Review | Home Computing Weekly - Everygamegoing

Home Computing Weekly

By Statesoft
Commodore 64

Published in Home Computing Weekly #86

This game involves the age old pastime of house-painting. Your objective is to read six hidden messages. You collect a word or group of words appearing at the end of each screen. Eight screens give the full sentence and there are six sentences, one for each skill level.

The options include: the choice of painter and skill level and number of joysticks. The choice of painter involves "Sex select". This only refers to the choice of a male or female name and a corresponding figure on the screen.

You guide your painter around the house painting each room as he passes through. There are ladders and lifts to help you to each floor. You must avoid getting squashed by the lift or knocked down by a flying paint can.

Each screen has more obstacles to frustrate you. The graphics are good. The sound track plays extracts from the Nutcracker Suite and is well executed. The sound effects can help, especially when the lights are out and you can't see the walls.

Overall, a nice game, which tended, unfortunately, to become boring.