Home Computing Weekly


Peter Pan

Author: D.N.
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Machine: Spectrum 48K/128K

 
Published in Home Computing Weekly #87

The arrival of a game called Peter Pan caused some excitement in my house. What could be a better game than a story that has enthralled youngsters for generations?

The packaging is impressive. The case has a bright picture of Peter Pan and Captain Hook on the front. Inside, alongside the cassette, is a copy of the story in paperback. If you are familiar with the story, you advised to read the book before playing.

The promise is maintained as you load the game. Another well-drawn scene is displayed as the long program feeds into RAM. However, once the game gets underway, any illusion about it being special is dispelled. It is an ordinary text adventure, with simple scenes at the top of the screen to depict the location of the point reached in the adventure. Some real-time prompts have been added when some urgency is required in making a decision.

Still, if you are an adventure game freak, then the classic battle between Peter Pan and Captain Hook should enthrall you.

D.N.

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