Abyss (Cases) Review | Home Computing Weekly - Everygamegoing

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By Cases Computer Simulations

Published in Home Computing Weekly #53

To avoid falling into the abyss, you need to use your knowledge and skill of arcade games.

On the screen is displayed a grid with openings. You can travel in any direction. When you reach an opening, you are given a task before you can enter and proceed. If you fail, the Abyss claims your life. Tasks may vary from shooting down a giant spider to doing a monster's homework. Not even completing these ensures your safety - you may be unlucky to have chosen an old bridge which gives way.

Graphics are few, and of moderate quality. These do not in any way interfere with the enjoyment of playing the game, best with two or three players. My only criticism is that, at times, one has to be a super-fast reader to read the instructions and complete your task. It would be much better if there was a facility to let the computer know that you were ready to proceed after you had read the instructions.

In spite of this, an original game well worth an investment.


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