A&B Computing


Ledgeman
By Software Projects
BBC Model B

 
Published in A&B Computing 2.03

After Ledgeman arrives home from the village auction with his bargain of the day, a Victorian bureau, he decides to dust away the cobwebs and put all his important papers and documents into the top drawer.

On opening the second drawer, he is astonished to find a map. The map gives directions to a hidden cave where precious stones can be gathered in abundance. However, it also warns you of the strange and perilous guardians of the cave, sentinent barrels, meteor storms and a host of wandering beasts.

With a preamble such as this, it's almost an anti-climax to find the Ledgeman is actually the familiar platform and ladders type game. However, the graphics and the general presentation are of a high standard. The various characters are well defined and the movement is smooth and flicker-free.

Each screen is carefully designed so that you have to collect the jewels in the right order and timing is critical so nimble fingers and quick thinking are necessary for this game.

I did find that some of the screens were a little difficult but that doesn't detract too much from the fact that this is a very enjoyable Manic Miner derivative. It's perhaps a triple too expensive though.

Shingo Sugiura

Other BBC Model B Game Reviews By Shingo Sugiura


  • Nightshade Front Cover
    Nightshade
  • Copter Capers Front Cover
    Copter Capers
  • Moon Raider Front Cover
    Moon Raider
  • Doctor Who And The Mines Of Terror Front Cover
    Doctor Who And The Mines Of Terror
  • Red Arrows Front Cover
    Red Arrows
  • Island Of Xaan Front Cover
    Island Of Xaan
  • Yie Ar Kung Fu Front Cover
    Yie Ar Kung Fu
  • Star Drifter Front Cover
    Star Drifter
  • Sinbad Front Cover
    Sinbad
  • BMX On The Moon Front Cover
    BMX On The Moon