Chartbuster (Alligata) Review | Home Computing Weekly - Everygamegoing

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By Alligata
Commodore 64

Published in Home Computing Weekly #89

I have often wondered what software houses do with their products when sales tail off. Now I know. They bring out a compendium.

This package contains five games: Blagger, Eagle Empire, Killer Watt, Panic Planet and Bug Blaster.

Blagger is a tricky graphical adventure of very good quality which is good for many hours of frustration. Killer Watt is more bizarre and involves flying about a cave system shooting light bulbs, fish, clockwork ducks and other weird creatures. The first screen is nice and gentle, but the rest are appallingly tricky... good fun.

Eagle Empire is a version of Phoenic and Panic Planet is a version of Panic. Bug Blaster is a version of Catapillar, and quite good. There is a wide range of creepy crawlies to massacre.

All games are turbo-loaded and are of a good standard. I did note that one side of the tape showed the usual poor Alligata duplication but fortunately the other loaded well. The games performed well.

Overall, an interesting assortment which, at £2 a game, compares very well with the budget game sellers.