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Chinese Juggler
By Ocean
Commodore 64

Published in Commodore User #11

Chinese Juggler

Your turn to be the Juggler! You must take plates from the plate-rack and set them spinning on the eight rods. As they show signs of flagging you must rush round to refresh them... until finally you have got all eight on the rods, when you go on to the next screen.

On the first screen you can choose any colour plate, but on the second screen you are told the colour of the plate and you must find one of that colour. I didn't get past this!

The graphics on this game are good: the plates really spin, and your Oriental man is very well represented, complete with one of those Chinese hats. The sound is restricted to a continual tune, which might be quite good if it wasn't slightly off pitch (on my machine anyway).

Although it takes a while to get the hang of this game (perhaps the instructions could be better worded), I found it curiously compelling once I figured it out. Recommended.