Home Computing Weekly


Author: P.S.W.
Publisher: Arcadia
Machine: Oric 48K/Atmos

Published in Home Computing Weekly #54

There's not a lot left to say about the classic space invaders game. It's still an attractive game and quite fun, so Arcadia has reproduced the old favourite for the Oric.

It's simple and fairly unspectacular. There are three types of invaders in five colours and the occasional mystery ship will cruise across the top of your screen. As ever, the object is to destroy everything in sight without suffering too much yourself. You can hide behind bunkers, and careful use of these is the key to success.

No hall of fame is provided and the game rolls on relentlessly until you are finally wiped out. There are no winners here. All you can hope for is plenty of dead invaders.

Colour and sound are adequately employed and the tape loaded OK on most occasions. The price is somewhat lower than other Oric arcade games, which is to its advantage, and this could be a good starter for new Oric owners. There are a lot of better games available now but space invaders is an historic piece of programming and every home should have one.


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