Squirm (Mastertronic) Review | Commodore User - Everygamegoing

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By Mastertronic
Commodore 64

Published in Commodore User #11


This game is a first cousin to Pac-man: and it failed to hold my attention beyond the second level, though not because it was too easy.

From the off you need to chase a queen caterpillar, gobbling up her new-laid eggs until you are gorged with 255 of them. Her guards, meanwhile, patrol the maze trying to reduce your tally of lives. When the magic total is attained, the tables are turned briefly allowing you to enjoy a few Squirmburgers. All too soon, bonus time is over and a different maze is generated.

Sounds fair enough: so why the loss of interest? My reply is simply "itsy-bitsy graphics". Perhaps a change in background colour away from black would help: but at such a bargain-basement price my reservations won't afflict everyone.