Penetrator (Melbourne House) Review | Home Computing Weekly - Everygamegoing

Home Computing Weekly


Penetrator
By Melbourne House
Spectrum 48K

 
Published in Home Computing Weekly #2

Great graphics, super sound... and almost impossible to beat. This version of the Scramble-type arcade space game is one of the best so far.

You're the pilot of a spaceship and you have to avoid ground-to-air missiles and battle your way through four levels to reach your target - a neutron bomb store.

Now your problems begin. Your bombs - and you've only got two - have to be carefully aimed to fall down a narrow shaft and strike two small targets. Miss one and you can bid farewell to the universe.

There is a special feature which allows you to construct your own terrain through which to fly and another which gives you the chance to train in any of the levels. You'll need it.

One small drawback is that the controls take time to become accustomed to.