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Phantom Attack
By Mastertronic
Commodore Vic 20

Published in Commodore User #11

Phantom Attack

You can't expect much from a game that costs a chiclet under £2. But in terms of presentation, this one's got a lot to offer. Title sequences scroll and change colour, and there's a veritable cacophony of throbbing and screeching sounds. Pretty impressive.

What about the game itself? Well, it's just a little less than lousy - one of those keep-your-finger-on-the-button games. Apparently, you're supposed to be zapping a row of phantoms at the top of the screen which grow to full size and then swoop down on top of you. The blurb says the phantoms have fired a missile at you. Beats me.

But the effects are pretty spectacular, especially since the attack formations vary and become more intricate as the waves progress. It's all very bright, colourful and fast action. Graphics are a pretty high standard for the Vic. Apart from that, there's not much else to recommend this offering.