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Firehawks
By Postern
BBC Model B

 
Published in Home Computing Weekly #36

Firehawks is yet another space-invaders type game, and a rather inferior one too.

The firehawks descend upon you in ever-increasing force until they finally break through your plasma screen, whereupon you must blast them with your laser guns. Sounds familiar?

If a firehawk should land, then it mutates into a phoenix and rises from the ashes of your planet - an impressive piece of graphics on the first two or three occasions.

The instructions in the program are brief - quite rightly, because there is very little to do.

You can of course choose the pace of the game and the faster speeds are certainly quite frantic. I found the laser controls rather imprecise even at the easiest level though. A league table of scores is maintained too.

Loading was faultless, and indeed the program had no apparent bugs. The graphics were quite reasonable.

Perhaps if this program had been released a year ago, it might have been worth considering, but today there is so much software available in a similar vein, much of it far superior, that I cannot honestly recommend this one.

J.P.