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Death Mines Of Sirus
By Phoenix
Dragon 32

Published in Home Computing Weekly #36

A splendid idea from Phoenix Software which combines an adventure and an arcade game.

You must play the arcade game, and play it well, to receive clues to help you succeed in the adventure.

If, like me, you are a ham-fisted amateur when it comes to playing arcade games, you are in trouble. Without getting a reasonable score, you will not be given the code to allow you to even start the adventure!

The arcade game is a form of space rescue where you must control your rescue ship through the clouds of asteroids to land safely on the landing pads below.

Once landed, you must attempt to carry your passengers back to the ship in the top-left hand corner of the screen. You must continue doing this until you have reached a certain score where clues to the adventure will be given.

The two cassettes come in a quality presentation pack and there was no trouble with loading.

The adventure game part is difficult to get into and provides quite a challenge.

What you get for your £10 is a balanced package of entertaining software. Phoenix must be congratulated on such an enterprising concept.