Greyfell (Starlight) Review | ZX Computing - Everygamegoing

ZX Computing

By Starlight Software
Spectrum 48K/128K

Published in ZX Computing #37


The debut game from Ariolasoft's new label casts you as Norman the Wise cat who must battle the evil Mauron. His friend the Wizard Hitormiss has told him of the Orb of life that Norman must find to free the land from Mauron's evil grip. The game plots Norman's attempt to complete his vital quest.

The screen shows a typical Knight Lore style 3D arcade adventure landscape packed full of trees and boulders to block Norman's path, populated by Mauron's minions to rob our hero of his nine lives and deadly cat eating plants and mines to keep you on your feline toes.

A series of icons beneath the main display can be accessed by pressing the fire button and allow Norman to pick up, drop and examine objects that might help him in his quest, load, save and halt his game position, and choose and fire two different weapons along with an energy and number of lives display.

Unfortunately, as with many other Spectrum arcade adventures the graphics and animation, although impressive, slows down dramatically when there are three or more critters on the screen. Despite this, Greyfell is a fine example of arcade adventuring in which you might have a whisker of a chance to get the bottom of the tail.