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Surprise Surprise
By Central Solutions
Amstrad CPC464

Published in Amstrad Action #7

The only surprise about this game is how it can be so bad.

This is a hundred-room arcade adventure in which you have to the find the room in which the banquet you have been invited to is being held. To do this you must find the clues scattered about the playing area.

Unfortunately the game just does not come up to scratch. The figure you control is graphically primitive and the rooms are peopled by objects from long-deceased computer games - fireballs, geometrical figures etc. It's all very dull indeed. I just wish my invitation hadn't been delivered.

Second Opinion

Mastertronic's success seems to be drawing a lot of other people to produce budget software on the Amstrad. Unfortunately this particular product is the sort that brings the prophets of computer doom out of the chip work predicting market slumps. It's best swept under a circuit board somewhere and forgotten about.

Third Opinion

Not worth £2? It isn't worth the loading time. I mean, forget it.

Good News

I'll have to get back to you on this one.

Bad news

We've seen it all before - and better.

Peter Connor