Firequest (The Edge) Review | Home Computing Weekly - Everygamegoing

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Firequest
By The Edge
Commodore 64

 
Published in Home Computing Weekly #92

Firequest is a seven part actionadventure game with most emphasis on arcade aspects. The seven screens relate to the character Ugh's search for fire.

Each screen requires you to guide Ugh around to collect or reach items. There are problems. On one screen you have to avoid man-eating spiders and swing across creepers. On another, during a Storm, you have to avoid lightning.

The seven screens are deceptively simple, but the game is not easy. I never got past the first screen. However, there is a demo mode which shows the action to come.

The game thoughtfully provides you with a number of options. You can turn the music off using the F3 key. The will please some. More importantly you can choose joystick or keyboard. I found that in some instances the keyboard gave control.

Firequest uses a fast loading system and is packaged in a large library case. Although not outstanding there are many worse games on the market, it is slightly overpriced.

L.C.