Sinclair User


Publisher: U. S. Gold
Machine: Spectrum 48K/128K/+2/+3

Published in Sinclair User #107


If you want a selection of completely different games, rather than a collection on a particular theme, Master-Mix is the one for you.

Containing exclusively Sega coin-op conversions from US Gold, Master-Mix means you couldn't ask for more variety.

Super Wonder Boy is a platforms-and-ladders cutesy effort in the classic Mario Brothers mould. Turbo Out-Run, as found in Domark's Wheels Of Fire compilation, is a top-class racing game; and Dynamite Dux is a bizarre mix of cutesy animation and rocket-launchers, as the happy woodland characters blast hell out of each other in a multi-directional scrolling shoot-'em-up.

As if that weren't enough, there's Thunderblade, the forwards-scrolling helicopter blast-'em-up which does a pretty good job of converting the amazing graphics of the original; and Crack-Down, a two player simultaneous top-down 3D maze shoot-'em-up drug-busting arcade effort!

Variety, quality, economy and several other things ending with -y; Master-Mix has to be the best choice compilation for this Christmas.