Skramble (Microdeal) Review | Home Computing Weekly - Everygamegoing

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By Microdeal
Dragon 32

Published in Home Computing Weekly #50

Starting with three spacefighters you must penetrate the enemy's defences which are on five levels. On level one, you must avoid the ground defences. On level two, you must fly through a cave where there are UFOs. The next level, also in the caves, contains meteorites. Level four and five are a fortress and a maze respectively. Points are gained for each enemy destroyed and there are fuel dumps along the way. It is important to destroy some of these to maintain your fuel level, displayed on-screen. An extra ship is awarded at 10,000 points.

Two players can compete and you can use joysticks or keys. I preferred to use keys for finer control. The screen display is a side view of the area over which you are flying. At the top the score for both players and the highest score is displayed. The number of fighters for each player is also shown. Your fighter can fire a cannon and launch two bombs at a time. At the end of the game there is a high score table.

Graphics are smooth flowing and I quite enjoyed playing this game, although the price could be lower. Full instructions are on the insert, but in very small type.


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