After playing around with Fighter Pilot for about ten minutes, I realised that it would take a considerable length of time to become reasonably proficient at the game. I was also surprised at how addictive a flight simulation could be.
The game's originality is matched, if not bettered, by the graphics. The character of Bill actually looks like a stocky caveman dressed in animal skins and the whole game has a cartoon image rather than the crude jerky graphics we've all seen too many times.
The game includes all the ingredients that are vital for a climbing game, but has so many added features, inventive twists and original and refreshing ideas that the game has an extra dimension that sets it apart from any I have seen before.
A game for the younger wargame addict. The graphics don't really make use of the BBC's capabilities - but all the same Trafalgar is a good combination of arcade action and strategy which will while away some rainy Sunday afternoons quite happily.
The wait was not worth it... this really is a poor Acornsoft title. I found that the digger frequently refused to pick anything up, even though I was driving straight across it. This is just very frustrating.
Although 3D Lunattack churns out the same tired old scenario of shooting down the aliens (what's wrong with aliens anyway?), it does have some original features. The best of these is the recorded soundtrack which starts after the game has loaded.