Home Computing Weekly


Jammin

Author: J.R.
Publisher: Amsoft
Machine: Amstrad CPC464

 
Published in Home Computing Weekly #115

Jammin is a game with a musical theme: help Rankin' Rodney col1ect his instruments and make beautiful music - well, that's the theory.

The screen is divided into several multi-coloured sections. The four comer ones contain musical instruments, while the four central ones contain triangles. Access from the centre to the comer sections is via one of two escalators of moving coloured squares. You are only allowed to jump on to a square of the escalator which corresponds to the colour of the section in which you are standing.

Having reached a corner section, Rodney avoids the nasty and steps on to the instrument, picks it up and starts one of the central triangles flashing. It is at this point that the bum note which has been drifting around the screen quite harmlessly becomes a nuisance. Allow the note to touch Rodney and the instrument returns to its original position and you must start again.

When you do eventually manage to get an instrument to its appropriate triangle a little man appears and begins to boogie around. I don't quite know what he is supposed to do but on one occasion when I walked through him the program failed to erase him completely, leaving half a man on the screen whilst the rest of him walked off.

The only thing that kept me awake was the monotonous tune which plays incessantly.

J.R.

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