A&B Computing

Star Drifter

Author: Dave Reeder
Publisher: Firebird
Machine: BBC/Electron

Published in A&B Computing 4.08

Star Drifter

Released a couple of years back on the mid-price Firebird Super Silver label, this arcade adventure by Tim Wilkinson and John Day offers great value for just £1.99.

The idea of the game is to discover clues from an abandoned spaceship, solving puzzles as you attempt to gain access to initially closed sections. The graphics are adequate, the gameplay acceptable and there are 120 rooms to explore and map.

There is nothing wildly original here but the game is solidly constructed and is amusing enough. Nice to see Firebird catering for the lower end of the price market at the time when their Sentinel and Cholo have virtually exclusive control of the expensive end of the BBC range.

Dave Reeder

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