The Rocky Horror Show (CRL) Review | Sinclair User - Everygamegoing

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The Rocky Horror Show
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Published in Sinclair User #41

The Rocky Horror Show

LET'S DO the Time Warp again and enter the mansion of Dr Frank 'n' Furter.

So here's the plot. Your beloved Janet, or Brad - depending on whether you're male, female, or just don't care - has been pushed into the Medusa machine, the evil doctor's ready-made cement mixer. Your job is to find the 15 missing pieces of the De-Medusa machine.

The bits are scattered in a few rooms around the two storey mansion and you can pick only one at a time. You then carry it onto the stage and fit it into the machine's flashing frame. The rooms contain laser beams, yin and yang symbols, magic mushrooms and hypodermic syringes, so be careful. You will also have weird characters with which to contend.

There's Riff Raff, the manic depressive butler who serves electrifying experiences. Magenta will take off all your clothes. Is that the ultimate computer experience or a cheap thrill?

The other characters include a groupie, Columbia; Rocky Horror, a Furter creation who appears in odd places; and biker Eddie, whose bag is deep freezes.

Some characters will kill you immediately while others have comments to make about life and death.

The animation has not been handled as well as it could have been. If several characters are moving on-screen the action is slowed down.

If you enjoyed the film and want to play a better than average take-off then CRL will be in your favour. I found it weirdly addictive.

John Gilbert