Starclash (Micromega) Review | Home Computing Weekly - Everygamegoing

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Starclash
By Dixons
Spectrum 48K

 
Published in Home Computing Weekly #45

Another of the multitude of variations on space war, this program is not particularly exciting. But I suppose it's hard to come up with new ideas in this well-tried area.

Alone in your new Starfighter, you are jumped by waves of alien ships of varying types. These are accompanied by bombs and meteors.

You must dodge left and right at the bottom of the screen, attempting to destroy each attack and graduate to the next.

If you do away with four types you face the mothership - a rather Chinese looking affair. Hit in the correct spot, it explodes and recharges your weapons system.

The sound and colour were fair, but the game is rather plodding and lacks real freshness. It operates smoothly enough and there are no complexities that require endless referral to instructions.

It is compatible with the Kempston joystick but runs well enough from the keyboard.

A personal vote of thanks to the suppliers for giving the reviewer an unlimited lives version - a nice business courtesy.

P.C.

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