Sailing (Mastertronic) Review | Computer & Video Games - Everygamegoing

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Sailing
By Mastertronic
Spectrum 48K/128K/+2

 
Published in Computer & Video Games #99

Sailing

Well splice me main-brace! "What," I thought, "could be more boring than a 3D sailing simulation?" But, no, this is a surprisngly enjoyable game - a bit like a more subdued Pole Position. You get to design your yacht then sail it against the international opposition, working your way up through a sort of world league.

Success is apparently all down to judiciously hoisting and lowering your spinnaker, and tacking into the breeze like a mad thing, but it really isn't as complicated as it sounds. The sound chip makes appropriate "Swooosshhh" noises and the horizon dips and rolls convincingly - any more realistic and you'd be throwing up over the side.

Spectrum

Again, its only graphical differences with separate this from the other versions.

C64

Hardly a mainstream subject, but an entertaining game nonetheless. Worth trying if you're after something different.

Amstrad

Not much difference between this and the C64 version, except, perhaps, slightly clearer graphics.