"Ere, I thought you said Mastertronic games were a load of rubbish."
"Yes, I cannot tell a lie. It has been known for me to pass a judgement of that kind in the past."
"Well, what would you say to a game which has excellent graphics, loads of screens, beats the pants off a lot of the current hit games - and costs £1.99?"
"I'd say the software company had a mega-hit on their hands, mate!"
"So Mastertronic games can't be all that bad then?"
Yes, Finders Keepers is the latest budget release from Mastertronic. And I found it - so I'm keeping it!
Finders Keepers features a neat new video character called Magic Knight - who by all rights should star in a few more games. He's such a nice guy!
He has been sent by the king to find a gift for the princess who will soon be celebrating her birthday. Our mate Magic finds himself in the Castle of Spriteland which is packed with treasures - and energy-draining monsters.
The game features more than a touch of Adventure too - as you can trade items with ghostly traders who are more than willing to bargain with you.
You can also examine objects you find by hitting the appropriate key - some objects react with others in strange ways which you'll discover as you play.
There are mazes to be solved and puzzles to be puzzled over in this original combination of platform and Atic Atac.
There are two ways to play. You can either collect as much treasure as possible from the castle and escape with your booty - or you can return to the king and join the famous Knights of the Polygon table!
Mastertronic have a real hit on their hands with Finders Keepers. A number one? You bet!