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Tornado Low Level
By Vortex
Amstrad CPC464

Published in Computer Gamer #11

Tornado Low Level

This is a conversion of the popular game for the Spectrum that was launched some time ago. However, it has lost none of its appeal in either time or conversion.

The Amstrad's capabilities have been used to the full, and the colour usage and animation is very good. The psuedo-overlapping menus look very nice.

The game is a 3D-plan view game with you controlling your plane over a scrolling wrap-around landscape. You have a number of targets to destroy and a limited amount of time in which to knobble them. To do this you have an amount of fuel and ten bombs, these can be replenished by landing at your base.

The low level bit of the game comes in when bombing the targets. The bombs will only drop when you are flying at your minimum altitude. This means that you are at the mercy of all the trees, buildings, and telephone pylons that are scattered about the landscape.

Flying higher increases your speed to breakneck, and your wings swing back in true Tornado fashion. However even at high altitude, there are a few very high buildings to crash into.

A good flying game, with all the boring bits of flight simulators taken out and some good graphics thrown in.