C&VG


Cecco's Collection
By Hewson Consultants
Amstrad CPC464

 
Published in Computer & Video Games #105

Cecco's Collection

The "Cecco" of the title is none other than programmer Rafaelle Cecco, and this compilation comprises four of his 8-bit hits, namely Exolon, Cybernoid, Cybernoid II and Stormlord. Exolon is a walkalong platform blast, which is stylishly done, but is a little lacking in the action department. Cybernoid is a great megablasty shoot-'em-up with loads of extra weapons to collect and aliens to blast, and funnily enough, so is Cybernoid II, but the sequel is quite a bit tougher, has even more weapons and more polished graphics.

Stormlord is the only non sci-fi game, and stars a heavily armed dwarf who has to rescue fairies in an enjoyable scrolling platform-puzzle-solving scenario.

Spectrum

Cecco performed wonders in getting so much colour and action on a Spectrum screen. An outstanding compilation.

Amstrad

Very similar to the Spectrum version, but even more colourful. Great stuff.

C64

Ace C64 programmer Nick Jones handled the C64 conversions and made a damned good job of them. A terrific collection of some of the best arcade games on the machine.