Skyjet (Mastertronic) Review | Home Computing Weekly - Everygamegoing

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By Mastertronic
Commodore 64

Published in Home Computing Weekly #114

Skyjet is yet another game based around flying over the enemy terrain and shooting or bombing anything that moves. There are already quite a few games out that are very similar to this. Mastertronic's Skyjet is far from being the best but it is the cheapest in the range. If price is more important than quality then this might just suit you.

You control a small helicopter with the joystick. The aim is to destroy ships, submarines and aircraft. A continual flow of missiles will be fired at you from the enemy. These may be exploded in mid-air by shooting at them or simply avoided. I am still not exactly sure what I should be doing - the few instructions that are supplied don't say all that much except if it moves, shoot it!

The instructions are given in five different languages. If the English translation is anything to go by then they would have been just as well leaving the inlay card blank because they tell you nothing to help you play the game.

The graphics are quite colourful and look very nice. As you fly left and right the screen display scrolls to show more of the landscape. The game is quite noisy with all the missiles and bombs exploding and flashing on the screen, not to mention all the other sound effects.

Skyjet seems playable enough, although more instructions would be a great help if it is to be understood.