Fantastic Voyage (Amsoft) Review | Amstrad Action - Everygamegoing

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Fantastic Voyage
By Amsoft
Amstrad CPC464

Published in Amstrad Action #1

Fancy a sightseeing tour around your own body? Well here's your chance with another exploration game based on a famous film. Your task is to reassemble in the brain the eight pieces of your submarine. You start in the mouth next to the first piece. You can swim around the body armed with a laser with which to defend you against the many dangers. Your position is indicated by a dot on a body outline and each screen is labelled with the appropriate area like lungs, arteries and so on. If you succeed in getting the sub together it shrinks and you have to find a way out.

Infections are a major problem since these can kill the host body and consequently you, so when they appear on the body map you have to get to them and wipe them out. Green viruses and some nasty little blue cells are also deadly but cholesterol merely blocks your path and has to be lasered away. Growths can also block your way but collecting a white blood cell and releasing it will kill the growth.

Your energy is sapped the whole time and the only way to replace it is to collect red blood cells. Failure to do so will result in you turning invisible and you won't last long.

Good News

1. Very original game scenario. 2. A difficult task with plenty of playing area.

Bad News

1. Difficult control.