Home Computing Weekly16th July 1985
Published in Home Computing Weekly #121
I must admit that when I first saw the title of this program I was unsure of what to expect. Would it be a Roland goes bob-a-jobbing I wondered? I was pleasantly surprised to find that the game was quite a little gem.
Before I get started on the game I must insist that you rig up your Amstrad to your Hi-Fi system. The little tune that plays continually whilst the scout is on the opening screen is superb. It is played in stereo with multiple voices and is so catchy that, should it be made into a single then it would go straight to number one.
The aim of the game is to wander around a series of ladders and levels type screens collecting various objects. These include the troop missing trophies, flags on flag day, components for the camp radio, and even mushrooms for the troop's tea.
All of the screens and characters are drawn in full colour and great detail. You are not required to complete each screen before going on to the next; just wander off one side of the screen and you will appear somewhere else.
The number of lives that you being with is determined by the number of cornflakes that you have eaten for breakfast. There is a dishful on the opening screen but even a scout can only eat nine at a time.
The Scout Steps Out is one of the most well-written, difficult and fun games that I have played in a long while.