Tusker (Kixx) Review | Sinclair User - Everygamegoing

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By Kixx
Spectrum 48K/128K/+2

Published in Sinclair User #122


Oh, oh, this is a rather unfortunate re-release especially as ther is now an international ban on ivory trading. Only a reckless fool would ever dare to enter deepest Africa, by himself, in search of untold treasure with so many armed poachers about.

Well, U.S. Gold managed to find that reckless adventurer. They named him Mr. Tusker and they sent him off with a pack lunch to hunt out a mythical elephant graveyard, deep in Africa and simply brimming with ivory. Luckily Tusker's dad had everything well researched in advance, being a bit of an expert on elephant graveyards, so no the wayward lad is definitely hot on the fortune trail.

Said trail leads him through a hot desert, a dense jungle, scary underground labyrinths, a fascinating native village and some crocodile infested pools. While on this danger fraught journey, Tusker must deal with nasty local tribesmen (not all local tribesmen are nasty of course!) And a tasty variety of wild and dangerous beasts.

The 3D style graphics are reasonably well defined and there's a good sprite separation, allowing clear movement in front of and behind objects and weapons to pick up along the way, and remember if you don't have a weapon try Big Al's favourite tactic: Run away!

Label: Kixx Memory: 48K/128K Price: £3.99 Tape Reviewer: Garth Sumpter

Overall Summary

More strategy adventure than anything else. Tusker has large, convincing graphics and plenty of variety, this makes it worth a budget look.

Garth Sumpter

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