A&B Computing

Star Drifter
By Firebird
BBC Model B

Published in A&B Computing 3.02

This is another title from the new Silver Range from Firebird. Let me just explain the storyline.

You are aboard an ancient colonisation liner and must discover the answers to the strange disappearance of the fleet. This is done by collecting artifacts and clues (we are not told what kind of clues!) dotted about the ship. Of course, you have three lives and there's the obligatory limited supply of oxygen. To me, it was quite obvious what killed off the crew of this ship - the ship is full of very nasty looking beasties - but that's neither here nor there.

In the actual game, you control a very fat spaceman around the corridors of this spaceship avoiding the aforementioned nasties and collecting anything that doesn't move. In fact, this game looks incredibly like Sabre Wulf by Ultimate. Of course, the characters are different but the respective objectives of the games are the same.

The graphics, characters, animation, background graphics are all nicely done but there's distinct lack of sound effects. Apart from this fact, it's good fun to play and for those who've never seen Sabre Wulf, it may be worth a go.

Shingo Sugiura

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