Painter (A 'n F) Review | ZX Computing - Everygamegoing

ZX Computing

By A 'n F
Spectrum 48K

Published in ZX Computing #8


The first thing that can be said about Painter is that it certainly is different! This does, in turn, make it rather more difficult to explain.

The object of the game is run around a maze of paint pots on the screen and in turn fill them up with paint. This is whilst being chased by at least one roller, and making sure that you do not run out of paint. If you succeed in filling each pot then you play again but with two rollers chasing you, and so it goes on.

This is a novel game, using the properties of the Spectrum well. It may not be the most innovative program of this review, but it is one of the most enjoyable to pay. The graphics are good, and the movement smooth. A game well worth playing, though I feel £7.00 is a little steep!

One characteristic of all A&F Software so far is that though it may be good, the plain packaging prevents it making sufficient impact on the shelf. A shame...

James Walsh