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Gyroscope
By Melbourne House
Spectrum 48K

 
Published in Computer & Video Games #50

Gyroscope

Well, here's something different. Gyroscope is like nothing you've ever seen before. Except maybe Marble Madness, the mega-arcade game.

So what's the idea? Well, basically you have to guide a gyroscope - a spinning top type thing - down five different courses, avoiding aliens, magnets and negotiating narrow ledges and staying away from deadly pits. The courses are set in a futuristic 3D grid-style landscapes with weird folds and steep slopes.

You must manoeuvre your gyro around the hazards, down slopes and up hills to the end of each course using the keyboard or joystick. It's a difficult little machine to control.

You have five gyros to play with - and you'll need every last one of them. Gyroscope is definitely different - but difficult to get into. But do give it a chance. It's worth getting hold of to stave off Marble Madness withdrawal symptoms while we wait for that game to be converted for home computers.

Be prepared to spend some time learning the game and the control system though... Oh yes, there's some really nice synthesised music to go with the game. Give it a go.