Home Computing Weekly


Playbox

Author: D.C.
Publisher: Comsoft
Machine: BBC Model B

 
Published in Home Computing Weekly #68

I remember going to a computer exhibition some months after the BBC was released and seeing a company selling packages such as this and in good quantities.

But we are now several years on and not many people want to buy Hangman or a memory game or word guessing quiz, and that is what you get for your money here.

All the games work well enough and are fairly interesting but in every case I have seen better examples on sale or even printed in magazines for you to type in.

The Hangman has fair graphics but an unattractive typeface, being in Mode 2; the memory game has multicoloured graphics but isn't as good as the Mr. Men version, and the Bricksmash is an almost direct copy of one of the programs supplied to schools under the government scheme, and in fact isn't as well thought out.

Added to this is the lack of documentation which proves to me that this is a less than satisfactory package for the fairly high price.

D.C.

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