Splodge (Stainless) Review | Home Computing Weekly - Everygamegoing

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By Stainless

Published in Home Computing Weekly #35

A game supposedly like Frogger which I found slow, difficult, and in the final analysis, rather boring.

The aim is to guide an odd-looking little character, using the E, S, D and X keys, through a screenful of continually moving objects.

The obstacle course is divided into two halves, in the upper of which you are forced to move diagonally, i.e. up and to the right.

The two sections are separated by a 'bare area' containing moving currents which sweep you along, adding to the difficulty when choosing the moment to move.

The instructions are sparse but sufficient, although the purpose in displaying a High Score Table on the screen defeats me.

Each completed traverse - you're expected to trundle back and forth - gains you between 50 and 90 points, and the table goes up to 300 points.

Perhaps the difficulties of TI Basic, never fast at the best of times, have contributed to the poor impact that this game has made on me.

It might have some interest for younger gamesters, but I doubt it they would stay interested for very long.


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