Home Computing Weekly29th November 1983
Published in Home Computing Weekly #39
Well, yet again another arcade machine clone, albeit a good one.
You control a small, six-wheeled moon buggy moving left to right. The background scrolls to the left to give the impression of movement.
In order to give the effect of depth, the speed of scrolling of the background decreases according to the distance of the background from you.
Your progress is impeded by sundry objects. You have to clear craters by jumping over them; boulders can be jumped or shot.
The odd land mine must be jumped and tanks must be shot before they shoot you.
The arch enemy is an alien helicopter which attempts to bomb you. These are to be shot. Your score is a function of your survival time and the number of opponents destroyed.
Graphically, the game is very good with nice use of sprites and good animation.
Unfortunately, the programmer seems to believe that all 64 owners should also possess a joystick. It wouldn't be much bother to offer keyboard control as well.
But overall, a well-written game which should keep you occupied for the odd hour.