Author: Dave E
Publisher: Retro Software
Machine: BBC B/B+/Master 128


Retro Software decides the world needs... yet another Space Invaders clone


Zap is a straightforward shoot-'em-up which puts you in charge of a lone spacecraft. The aim is to conquer as many zones as you can by either blasting the bad guys out of existence or avoiding them and all of their bullets.

Zap is quite an engaging game. It's intense, but you can develop a strategy to take you further and further. Moving around a lot in the central lane of the screen, for example, works very well. The cascading arrays of bad guys are the standard Space Invaders fare, and formations of them attack in ever more intricate patterns.

Control of your spaceship is also excellent, and frankly, with all of those bullets flying around, it needs to be. Disappointingly however, the big boss at the end of each zone is always the same and, because crossing a zone is fairly speedy, rather than sweating, you'll soon be yawning when he makes his appearance yet again. A cassette-based copy of Zap costs £2.95 plus P&P.

You can order all Retro Software games by e-mail on orders@retrosoftware.co.uk. State quantities and format by referring to www.retrosoftware.co.uk/wiki/index.php/Prices.

Dave E


Other BBC B/B+/Master 128 Game Reviews By Dave E

  • Adventures Collection #2 Front Cover
    Adventures Collection #2
  • Paranoid Front Cover
  • Your Computer 5.09 Front Cover
    Your Computer 5.09
  • Bubble Bobble Front Cover
    Bubble Bobble
  • Tactic Front Cover
  • 40 Educational Games For The Electron Front Cover
    40 Educational Games For The Electron
  • Thrust Front Cover
  • Gorph Front Cover
  • Weetabix Versus The Titchies Front Cover
    Weetabix Versus The Titchies
  • Mystery Of The Java Star Front Cover
    Mystery Of The Java Star