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Fistful Of Fun
By Alligata
Commodore 64

Published in Home Computing Weekly #112

OK Alligata, I'm flipped - this is overkill - five first-class games for under £10. They aren't all new, but even if you've got one or two already it's still value for money.

The tape starts with one of my all-time favourites, Loco. Guide the train across the points to the right track to pick up fuel whilst issuing puffs of lethal smoke at the aeroplanes and airships, not forgetting to watch the radar screen for oncoming explosive handcarts - compulsive with brilliant graphics, and still on sale at £7.95 in its own right.

Then there's Son Of Blagger, Alligata's platforms and keys game. There's superb smooth scrolling, though judging by the slow-motion graceful jumps, it's under moon gravity. I'm afraid I'm not a fan of the "Defender" style arcade games, but if you are, Guardian will satisfy all your requirements.

Next comes Aztec Tomb Revisited, an adventure with an interesting variation on presentation, separate panels for where you are, description of what you see, your commands, inventory, the graphics, etc. then last on the tape, and last in my rating of the five, is Haunted House. It's all about moving your ghost sprite to touch intruders. There are only two stages.

My only complaint is that you need to know exactly where each game starts on the tape. If you start loading in the middle of the previous game, it resets the computer. Something to do with the fast-load feature I guess. Still, I've got to say it - Fistful Of Fun is a knockout!