Home Computing Weekly


Strangeloop

Author: M.B.
Publisher: Virgin Games
Machine: Spectrum 48K

 
Published in Home Computing Weekly #81

This program skilfully combines elements from a number of epics that have gone before. Initially, I was most impressed by the flash loading system, which rattles the program in at an astonishingly fast rate - the complete program loads in under 2 and a half minutes.

In this adventure you must regain control of a robot factory where aliens are programming robots to destroy Earth. There are some 240 rooms between you and the control room and most of them are filled with obstacles.

Many contain flying metal debris, which rips your spacesuit so the oxygen leaks away until you suffocate. I was proud of myself when I worked out how to get the jet cycle, in a room which means certain death unless you do. You can make rapid progress with it, but watch the fuel.

Virgin boast days and weeks of entertainment from this program and I agree. Since it could take weeks to solve, there is a 'save the game' option so that you can start where you left off.

Finally, try crossing the void on the mechanical grab and you'll find there's humour hidden in the factory too!

M.B.

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