Sinclair User


Jackle And Wide

Author: Tamara Howard
Publisher: Bulldog
Machine: Spectrum 48K

 
Published in Sinclair User #64

Jackle And Wide

Poor old Dr. Jackie. He's spent years researching the formula for the transforming potion, and now he ends up as a blob on a bicycle. Bad news Uh?

Jackie and Wide is a budget release from Bulldog, and that's about the best description I can give you. Sad to say, Jackie and Wide ain't much cop.

Part one of the game takes place in Hyde Park, which you cycle round on the trendy old Penny Farthing. (Hence the blob on the bicycle comment). Whilst cycling around, admiring the way your tyres go blue, green, yellow, blue, green, yellow as you ride over the flower beds, you can pick up some things. Like a two-headed axe, a sparkling gem and a sea- sickness tablet. (By this time I was feeling pretty nauseous, so I was glad of the last item). Then you can solve some problems. What problems, I hear you cry! Well, little things like being told to cut a path through the hedge and then finding that it's impossible to get your otherwise very useful two- headed axe to chop through. Once you've picked up some things, but not the only really useful looking thing, a key, which was stuck behind the invincible hedge, you can go to the Underground and poke around down there.

Jackle And Wide

Well, down the sewers you'll find a number of nasties, all busy zapping your energy and trying to drown you in the ever- rising flood waters. You can run about in a few rooms, have your energy zapped a lot, and drop dead. Thrilling.

There's obviously a good game lurking in the Jekyll and Hyde story, but this one isn't it. Jackie and Wide is not a winner.

Label: Bulldog Price: £1.99 Joystick: various Memory: 48K/128K Reviewer: Tamara Howard

3/10

Yet another walk about a bit and pick up things then solve the puzzles sort of game. But not one to rave about.Poor old Dr. Jackie. He's spent years researching the formula for the transforming potion, and now he ends up as a blob on a bicycle. Bad news Uh?

Jackie and Wide is a budget release from Bulldog, and that's about the best description I can give you. Sad to say, Jackie and Wide ain't much cop.

Part one of the game takes place in Hyde Park, which you cycle round on the trendy old Penny Farthing. (Hence the blob on the bicycle comment). Whilst cycling around, admiring the way your tyres go blue, green, yellow, blue, green, yellow as you ride over the flower beds, you can pick up some things. Like a two-headed axe, a sparkling gem and a sea- sickness tablet. (By this time I was feeling pretty nauseous, so I was glad of the last item). Then you can solve some problems. What problems, I hear you cry! Well, little things like being told to cut a path through the hedge and then finding that it's impossible to get your otherwise very useful two- headed axe to chop through. Once you've picked up some things, but not the only really useful looking thing, a key, which was stuck behind the invincible hedge, you can go to the Underground and poke around down there.

Well, down the sewers you'll find a number of nasties, all busy zapping your energy and trying to drown you in the ever- rising flood waters. You can run about in a few rooms, have your energy zapped a lot, and drop dead. Thrilling.

There's obviously a good game lurking in the Jekyll and Hyde story, but this one isn't it. Jackie and Wide is not a winner.

Overall Summary

Yet another walk about a bit and pick up things then solve the puzzles sort of game. But not one to rave about.

Tamara Howard

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