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Space Rescue
By Sumlock
Commodore Vic 20

Published in Home Computing Weekly #10

Space Rescue is an interesting and unusual game which stands out from the standard arcade games around at the moment.

You have to negotiate an asteroid field, land on one of several landing pads and rescue the poor creatures who are trapped on the planet's surface, battle back through the asteroids and finally dock with the mother ship.

In its early stages the game looks almost too easy, but this quickly changes as the asteroids become more tightly packed calling for greater and greater dexterity to pass through them. As well as controlling over the horizontal movement of the ship, you also have a limited supply of ammuition with which you can destroy some of the asteroids.

There seems to be a bug in the program which occasionally lets an asteroid scroll from right to left through the surface of the planet. While being somewhat disconcerting, this caused no problems in the running of the game. All in all, a good tape, but slightly overpriced.