Hicksted (Cases) Review | Home Computing Weekly - Everygamegoing

Home Computing Weekly

By Cases Computer Simulations
Spectrum 48K

Published in Home Computing Weekly #55

A thoughtful simulation of the TV's popular sport of show-jumping, although why advertised as a "game for girls" escapes me - it wasn't Ms. Smith who ave the controversial victory salute.

Up to 25 compete, riders and horses being named by players. Names can be carried over into the next game. Each game has three rounds with courses of increasing difficulty and you can adjust the time allowed or starting speed. Control is from keyboard or Kempston-type joystick.

Screen displays are good, with running time and faults during each turn, a rundown of everyone's score at the end of each round and a final hall of fame. Controls seem difficult, even for fast fingers and, although an excellent animated horse is shown in the "set-up" screen, the game graphic resembles a Death Watch Beetle. Loading was troublesome, needing top settings, an alternative recorder, patience and better type quality.

Side 2 contains Mathsted - a version where the horse pauses at each fence until you answer a sum.


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