4 Game Pack No. 1 (Atlantis) Review | Your Sinclair - Everygamegoing

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4 Game Pack No. 1
By Atlantis
Spectrum 48K/128K/+2

Published in Your Sinclair #75

4 Game Pack No. 1

From the depths of Atlantis come tour ex-bargs in one plastic box. Value For Money , or what? (He says scampishly).


A pre-Op Wolfish shooting gallery, Crossfire is a fine test of reflexes and hand-eye coordination. As a game though, it gets very samey very quickly 'cos there's no variation an the basic shoot-chappies-in-windows idea. The dull graphics don't help - "downtown" Chicago looks more like Kettering on a Wednesday afternoon. On first loading you'll play for ages, but after that you probably won't bother with it again. 57%

Spooky Castle

Completely dreadful arcade-adventure with tacky graphics and randomly positioned enemies. Inexcusably boring and inept. Not even worth it for the curiosity value. 21%


Yer basic wall busting game, this has all the usual features of the genre - lasers, multiple balls, variable speeds etc. Admittedly it's good fun for a while, but it's really no different from a zillion other games. Splash out on Arkanoid 2 instead. 61%


After glugging down a pint of secret formula by mistake, Tom Essex has been transformed into the kid with the cape and the clout. A neat flit about beat-'em-up, this game has you rescuing OAPs and would-be suicides whilst rapping the noses of rampaging gangsters. The chunky graphics and uncomplicated gameplay make it a fun way to pass those long, lazy evenings. 74%


A very average pack, with Superkid the only game of note. Crossfire and Crack-Up are playable in the short term, but Spooky Castle is a waste of tape. Better to save the cash for a rainy day and then buy cheap umbrella.

Jon Pillar

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