Hoppitt (Warwick) Review | Home Computing Weekly - Everygamegoing

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By Warwick

Published in Home Computing Weekly #57

This otherwise good Frogger-type game is marred by the fact that the BREAK key has been disabled, so you have to make sure you write out the instructions (and watch out for fall-through due to some poor keyboard scans). To re-start you have to quit and reload. This can take quite a few minutes, so unless you know the way round the protection facility of Extended Basic and can therefore re-instate BREAK you will have to put up with it.

A feature of the initialisation is that you can elect to choose your own keys. The display is quite good, although some characters look a little anorexic.

There are a number of hazards while conducting ten frogs in turn across the road and river - for one the turtles and ducks can become bright red and treacherous frog-eating. A few extra items make this version different, but in the end it boils down to "who's got the highest score?" There are five levels, but the fastest is breakneck and I see no point in playing at such a speed. Needs Extended Basic. Speech, joysticks optional.


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