Commodore User


Publisher: Melbourne House
Machine: Commodore 64

Published in Commodore User #19


This is another version of that classic Scramble, and as such is a good rip-off with original twists including a landscape editor which enables you to create your own cities and fortresses.

The objective of Penetrator is to fly through the four main stages of the game to destroy a nuclear arms cache. Points are earned by shooting ground missiles, flying missiles, radar installations, paratroopers and, finally, the nuclear bombs.

This is one of those games where you have to bomb and fire as quickly as possible if you are to earn as many points as possible.

Reasonable sound effects and good graphics make this an enjoyable Scramble game. Penetrator has the edge over the other versions, thanks to its landscape editor. It has taken Melbourne House an age to convert this Spectrum game - but it's worth the wait.