Personal Computer Games


Finders Keepers

Author: Chris Anderson
Publisher: Mastertronic
Machine: Spectrum 48K

 
Published in Personal Computer Games #15

Finders Keepers

The dramatic improvement in Mastertronic titles continues with this sparkling arcade adventure.

Make your way through 25 screens of platform action, plus two large four-way scrolling mazes, in search of precious objects. Some are just lying around, others must be obtained by trading. And certain combinations of objects (which you have to work out) merge to produce more valuable ones (e.g. philosopher's stone - bar of lead - bar of gold).

Can you earn enough money to buy the King's daughter the special birthday present she wants? Or will you simply try to make yourself a fortune and then escape from the castle? Either way the game requires a certain amount of thought as well as arcade skills, and should take some little while to solve.

Pretty graphics, worthy of a princess, including a very cute knight. Some of the platform screens seem a bit unplayable, and you're bound to lose energy by contacting nasties. But still an amazing title for the money.

Verdict: Mastertronic magic.

Chris Anderson

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