Laser Snaker (Poppy Soft) Review | Home Computing Weekly - Everygamegoing

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Laser Snaker
By Poppysoft
Spectrum 48K

Published in Home Computing Weekly #41

I have seen one or two variations of games where a player has to guide a 'snake' round an obstacle course, and this is one of the best I have seen so far.

Although it may seem easy, I can assure you that it isn't - even at Trainee level, and difficulty 0, which is my level.

There are 15 sheets or playing areas to get through, and after two hours I managed sheet 9, but my fingers refused to cooperate any more.

As an incentive, there is a prize if you manage to complete sheet 15. If you manage this at speed 9, for expert, and difficulty 4, then I would suggest that the prize is six month stay in a psychiatric ward to recuperate!

The cursor control keys move the snake round the playing area, and if you should need a rest - and you will! - then key P will hold the game for you. Key 0 fires a burst of venom at whatever gets in the way of the snake.

You should have no problems with loading, but I would suggest that you only load this game when you have at least a couple of hours to spare.

Although the graphics are nothing to write home about, the display is pleasing enough, and the snake movement is very smooth.

Not too fast, and not too slow, I found it a very playable game.