Triad (Amba) Review | Home Computing Weekly - Everygamegoing

Home Computing Weekly

By Amba
Spectrum 48K

Published in Home Computing Weekly #5

Triad is a collection of three games - a variant of Pacman, agame called Sub Attack and a maze game called Treasure Hunt - in one machine code program.

The first of these is a reasonable copy of the original arcade game. It offers 14 different mazes and nine different speeds of play, the last being the only one fast enough to make the game worthwhile. The ghosts come straight at you with none of the dawdling often associated with spirits of this son.

Sub Attack is a fairly mindless game in which you drop depth charges on to submarines, which are firing back at you. Even in the highest level of play it requires little skill.

Treasure Hunt, on the other hand, is a fairly original game of the maze variety, in which you go round collecting treasure instead of chasing ghosts. There are many levels of play involving combinations of different attributes, such as moving walls and limits on the length of time for which each object appears.

Not a bad little package, through a shade overpriced. Reasonable graphics and sound, and adequate documentation.