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Cuthbert And The Tombs Of Doom
By Microdeal
Commodore 16/Plus 4

 
Published in Home Computing Weekly #101

"In the year 6502 BC Jesmon Hys of Nodlon discovered ye ancient tombs of Ledromica".

Cuthbert, who has found this ancient manuscript has decided to enter the tombs in an attempt to reach the Temple of Ra, if he is successful he will become the high priest of Ra and therefore virtually invincible!

Before Cuthbert can attain this goal he must negotiate about 200 chambers filled with nasty beasts such as Ghostly Ghouls, Beastly Bats and Sadistic Saxophones. These teleport into the chamber which Cuthbert is exploring and if they touch him it can be fatal. Ra has given Cuthbert the power to zap these nasties, but only in a horizontal direction.

The game has a number of other features, and these make it so good that it is more complex than usual for a C16 game.

The graphics are the best I've seen on the C16 so far, and the movement is very fast while still smooth.

I found it very enjoyable to play and also quite difficult, it will take me a long time to finish this one. If you have seen this on the C64 and liked it, then rush out and buy this version, because it's just as good. Quite an achievement!

D.H.

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