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Styx
By No Man's Land
Oric 48K

 
Published in Home Computing Weekly #96

For those who enjoy the arcade game The Phoenix, this clone will be a must for their Oric collection. It combines impressive graphics with fast action and excellent sound effects.

There are four screens, each presenting flying enemies with increasingly more rapid movement and danger. They are eagles, goblins, and devil's eyes, and you shoot these fast-moving nasties from the skies. They drop bombs and landmines. The landmines add an extra level of danger. They sink below the surface, then move from side to side beneath your gun. Not only do you have to watch the swirling mass of flying enemy above, but also keep an eye on the position of the mines below. And that's really difficult!

Overall it's very easy game to play - just left, right and fire buttons - so much happens on the screen that I was grateful for this. I must admit that I didn't play this for too long: it would have been very easy to have become addicted!

D.N.

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