Jasper (Micromega) Review | Home Computing Weekly - Everygamegoing

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By Micromega
Spectrum 48K

Published in Home Computing Weekly #88

Jasper the mouse must walk, jump and swing his way through 22 screens fraught with danger, to find the key to his house and eventual safety within. There's a lot more to it than you first think, since there is a problem solving/adventure element involved.

Jasper can pick up and hold up to five objects, which can be used later. If you do not plan carefully, you may have to trek back to previous locations to collect a much-needed object.

The cassette has a demo mode which allows you to view all the screens in turn. I was so captivated by the superb animation and flicker-free sprites, I found this entertainment enough, without bothering to play the game. The movement of animals, throughout is first class. It is so accurately observed, I wondered whether a zoologist had written the program.

When you finally obtain the key I think your troubles are only about to begin, since Jasper's house is located under an active volcano puffing out red-hot balls of lava.

It's well worth releasing the moths from your wallet for this one.