Smuggler (Superior) Review | Home Computing Weekly - Everygamegoing

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By Superior
Commodore 64

Published in Home Computing Weekly #100

From the illustration on the packaging I assumed I was going to have fun sneaking barrels from ship to shore under the ever-watchful eyes of the coastguard. Well, I was mistaken: this is just another variant on the theme of moving platforms, vanishing steps and adversaries.

You must catch the barrels as they fall from the ship, negotiate the obstacles, get to the top of the screen and throw the barrels back on to the ship. The number of barrels you must put back varies from screen to screen, and is displayed at the top of the picture.

To add to the silliness your adversaries are kangaroos and penguins. I'm still trying to work this out; there must be some significance, but it's got me beaten.

There's a demo-screen which will run through all the available screens and the author has included the usual music while you play.

If this is your type of game, you may wish to buy it. However, as far as I can see, nothing unusual.