Zoo (L'Ensouleiado) Review | Home Computing Weekly - Everygamegoing

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By L'Ensouleiado
Spectrum 48K

Published in Home Computing Weekly #68

An interactive story book for the seven- to eight-year-olds, involving a walk around a zoo. Responses to questions are required for you to continue. Surely, children will be confused by sometimes having to respond with single letter answers and sometimes with words, and words which haven't apeared on screen and for which there are no clues as to spelling.

The animals seen on screen are poor plot 'n' draw approximations - the tiger cub looks like a demented bat!

Basically this is a good idea but there is no story, nor is the game educationally sound.

Why, when there are so many programmers' programs around, should young children be subjected to small, Sinclair type and such poor graphics? Children deserve the best that can be offered - and this is not it. Words used are beyond reading age 8!

Why does pressing "n" or "no" at the end cause nothing to happen?

Back to the drawing board L' Ensouleiado and construct a story - or game - that uses all the Spectrum has to offer.


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