Home Computing Weekly


The Scout Steps Out

Author: J.R.
Publisher: Amsoft
Machine: Amstrad CPC464

 
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.

The Scout Steps Out

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.

J.R.

Other Amstrad CPC464 Game Reviews By J.R.


  • Defend Or Die Front Cover
    Defend Or Die
  • Confuzion Front Cover
    Confuzion
  • Shadow Of The Bear Front Cover
    Shadow Of The Bear
  • North Sea Bullion Adventure Front Cover
    North Sea Bullion Adventure
  • Grand Prix Rally II Front Cover
    Grand Prix Rally II
  • Fig Forth Front Cover
    Fig Forth
  • Sorcery Plus Front Cover
    Sorcery Plus
  • Boulder Dash Front Cover
    Boulder Dash
  • Jammin Front Cover
    Jammin
  • The Dragontorc Of Avalon Front Cover
    The Dragontorc Of Avalon