Home Computing Weekly2nd August 1983
Published in Home Computing Weekly #22
Asteroids, Defender, Scramble, all familiar names to us slow machine freaks... Trying to program them into 1K is like teaching a lizard to play billiards.
Good old Romik has a bash, and a good job it makes of it too. I wouldn't go so far as to say that these games are actually fun, but at least they work, and should give ZX81 owners some idea of why memory expansion is de rigeur in all the best circles.
Six of the nine programs are of the "shoot when you see the yellow of their eyes" type, aliens zapped and capowed in various unspeakable ways. Squash is a slow and flickering tennis type simulation, Sketch is a simple drawing program which can produce copy on the ZX Printer, and Four Thought displays a grid into which two players are supposed to place counters alternately, with the aim of getting four in a row.