Pegasis (Audiogenic) Review | Home Computing Weekly - Everygamegoing

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By Audiogenic
Commodore 64

Published in Home Computing Weekly #68

This disc is based on the myth of Pegasus the flying horse, brought to life by Perseus. You control Pegasus and must conquer the black riders and other foes.

You use the fire button to control the rate of wing-flapping and the joystick to move left or right. You destroy the black horses by jumping on them from above. When you succeed the rider falls to the ground. You can gain extra points by following him and trampling on him. Should a black horse land on Pegasus you lose a life. As the levels progress, things get nasties and new opponents appear.

Graphically the game is excellent and uses nice effects. I liked the user of raster interrupts to generate bands of colour. Both the design and animation of the horses are brilliant. No music is used but the sound of flapping horses is most realistic. Graphically there are few British games to rival Pegasis (It's American... who else would mis-spell Pegasus?).

This game is of the highest quality but, in my view, overpriced. Knock £3 off and that's about right for a disc-based game.