Amstrad Action

Fruity Frank
By Kuma Computers
Amstrad CPC464

Published in Amstrad Action #1

Fruity Frank

This is a variant of the arcade game Dig-Dug in which you have to go running around in the garden while being pursued by a very deadly group of monsters.

Your job is to collect up the fruit that is lying around - cherries, bananas, grapes, oranges and more. However, you are chased by monsters who have come out of a hole in the ground or mutated from plums that drop from the top of the screen.

There are also apples lying around and these can be pushed or dropped onto the monsters to kill them. They can also crush you though. Your other weapon is a ball which will bounce around the garden, Breakout-style, until it kills a monster or is caught again by you.

Fruity Frank

if you fill in the hole a green monster appears and if you kill five of them to spell the word BONUS, that's exactly what you get. Waiting around too long though brings out a lethal strawberry who homes in on you very fast.

Good News

P. Fast and addictive action.
P. Excellent variety of tunes.
P. Slick graphics including 'wallpaper' backgrounds.

Bad News

N. Skimpy instructions.