Frost-Byte (Mikro-Gen) Review | Computer & Video Games - Everygamegoing


By Mikro-Gen
Amstrad CPC464

Published in Computer & Video Games #65


I'm suffering from Frost-Byte. It's a chiller thriller for cool dudes.

Don't be put off by the awful advertisement or the cassette cover, this is a great game.

I have never been a great fan of Mikro-Gen's seemingly never-ending series of Wally games so I wasn't particularly overjoyed at the prospect of Frost-Byte. Wrong. There's nothing Wallyish about this.

Frost Byte

This is an extremely enjoyable and addictive game. Not devastatingly original but nevertheless well put together, graphically tasty and well worth the time of day on a winter's night.

The game stars a slinky spring-like creature called Hickey, who is apparently a Kreezer, whose fellow creatures are held captive deep within the planet Cosima.

Hickey has escaped and must free five other Kreezers. He must work his way through the perilous caverns, avoiding the numerous monsters.

I found the game fiendishly difficult to get into. Completing the first screen is fairly straightforward but I became stuck on the second for ages.

Hickey enters this screen from the bottom left hand corner. A fearsome snowman stands guard, protected by a lethal drip which drops from the cavern roof. It took literally ages for me to beat this drip. From then on it's into a winter wonderland of delights. Great fun.