Softaid (Quicksilva) Review | Computer & Video Games - Everygamegoing


By Quicksilva
Commodore 64

Published in Computer & Video Games #43


Softaid, the £4.99 games tape consisting of ten best selling games for the price of one, was launched in February at the LET show at Olympia.

Based on the Band Aid project founded by Bob Geldof and Midge Ure, Softaid was launched jointly by Quicksilva and industry newspaper Computer Trade Weekly. Softaid is a compilation tape of some of the best games around for the Spectrum and C64.

The Spectrum version comprises Spellbound (Beyond), Star Bike (The Edge), Kokotoni Wilf (Elite), Ant Attack (Quicksilva), Sorcery (Virgin), Gilligan's Gold (Ocean), Horace Goes Skiing (Melbourne House/Psion), 3D Tank Duel (Real Time), Jack And The Beanstalk (Thor) and The Pyramid (Fantasy).

The Commodore 64 version comprises Pitfall (Activision), China Miner (Interceptor), Star Trade (Bug Byte), Falcon Patrol (Virgin), Fred (Quicksilva), Flak (US Gold), Gumshoe (A 'n F) and Gyropod (Taskset), along with Gilligan's Gold and Kokotoni Wilf.

For each tape sold, £3 upwards will go directly to the Ethiopian Appeal.

The tape is great value for money - even if you have one or two of the games on it already.