T-Bird (Mastertronic) Review | Computer & Video Games - Everygamegoing


By Mastertronic Plus
Amstrad CPC464

Published in Computer & Video Games #107


Your completely clapped out Laader (!) 1000L has just gone to the great scrapyard in the sky, so you decide to buy a new mega-shifting turbo-nutter spaceship! The Foourd T-Bird looks like a bit of a mover, so you decide to take it for a test drive.

But disaster! You've accidentally taken a wrong turn into enemy territory and you must blast your way out (Why you can't simply reverse is beyond me). Don't worry though, Foourd will send along some extra bolt-on weaponry so things aren't really that bad.

Well, I'm afraid they are. What we have here is a lukewarm Galaxy Force clone with sad, deformed graphics and not a lot happening on the playability front. The 3D effect is wobbly and rather laughable, and the enemy attack waves are rather unexciting to say the least. There are plenty of better shoot-'em-ups about, so you're best off saving up a bit longer and buying one of those instead.

Not one of the best shoot-'em-ups ever seen on the ST, and not really worth a fiver - it's that bad.