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Video Meanies
By Mastertronic
Commodore 16/Plus 4

Published in Computer Gamer #21

Video Meanies

The basic aim of this game is to roam around a castle switching off a series of videos in different rooms. In the 24 rooms are the 'meanies', a pathetic bunch of creatures who simply try to kill you by making contact. They also set up traps to hinder your progress but, armed with your space gun, killing them quickly often solves the problem.

Certain videos and rooms can only be reached with the use of a key, all of which seem identical. Finding the right one became quite a tiresome and boring affair, as did the game after a short while.

After successfully turning off each video, parts of a jigsaw puzzle begin in the top left hand corner of the screen. The jigsaw is only finished after the 24 screen have been completed but despite the appeal factor completing it this game is drab and often frustrating.

Poor graphics and a lack of appeal make this game a rather big disappointment.