Super Sim Pack (US Gold) Review | Sinclair User - Everygamegoing

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Super Sim Pack
By U. S. Gold
Spectrum 48K/128K

Published in Sinclair User #119

Super Sim Pack

Anyone for tennis? Anyone for football? Anyone for a spot of combat action with the special forces? Three sports simulations and a military one, a strange combination maybe but one which is bound to attract aficionados of the genre.

International 3D Tennis was quite a popular release back in June 1990, however the monochrome 3D graphics didn't suit everyone. It's a realistic tennis game even if the players aren't and the amount of options available for one and two players, difficulty versus the computer etc, makes it an above average sim.

Italy 1990 was released in the midst of world cup fever last year and succeeded in being one of the best of a generally mediocre bunch of footie sims. Reasonable graphics and very impressive speed resulted in somewhat difficult gameplay but overall this game was quite a star.

Car racing games are popular in compilations this Christmas but unfortunately Crazy Cars 2 won't turn too many crankshafts. It's fast monochrome graphics enhance speed realism but don't really impress on the beautiful scenery front. Lots of vroom vroom less hurrah hurrah.

Airborne Ranger is an unusual simulation. Combined joystick and keyboard control makes it difficult to play at first and even when you figure it out it doesn't make much sense. Guns and Ammo readers or Sylvester Stallone fans might have fun with this game but the matchstick marine action didn't really do anything for me. There are plenty of mission options though.

The sports sims included here are worth a look at though don't go spending your life savings on them. Airborne Ranger is a little disappointing.

I would really only recommend Super Sim Pack to those who already know these games and desperately want them.

Label: US Gold Memory: 48K/128K Price: £14.99 Tape Reviewer: Big Al Dykes

Overall Summary

An average compilation with some fine simulations if you're into that sort of thing. Italy 1990 and Pro Tennis Sim are the best titles available here.

Alan Dykes

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