Electron User


Author: Chris Day
Publisher: Incentive
Machine: BBC/Electron

Published in Electron User 3.02

What an absolutely brilliant game! Remember when we were children, how we used to play with those slide puzzles where squares had to be moved around to create a picture? Well think of that and you've got a good idea of Confuzion. Dark, evil forces - the editor's friends - have set up a factory manufacturing deadly confuzion bombs. It's your mission to destroy all 64 levels of the factory by detonating the bombs.

The screen is made up of squares, each containing a section of fuzewire. You have to move these squares about so that a spark can travel along the fuzewire to ignite the bomb. This is not as simple as it might sound. Your spark only has a limited life, as shown by the timer at the top of the screen. Its life is made even shorter by running into a dead end - no fuze - or off a block into open space.

Later levels become even harder as drops of water - which will extinguish your fuze - fall from the factory's sprinkler system. Each level becomes progressively harder, with more and more bombs to detonate and more water drops.

The keys are easy to handle and are user-definable. More than one person can play, but there are several common features missing. There's no sound on and off and no Hall of Fame. But to make up for this you can skip completed screens. And the reverse side of the tape will have you humming along as you play the game.

All in all an excellent game, guaranteed to keep you addicted for hours.

Chris Day