Sinclair User

Alien 8

Author: Tony Dillon
Publisher: Ultimate
Machine: Spectrum 48K

Published in Sinclair User #72

Alien 8

As I sit here, I'm suffering from shock of a certain West end musical I have just visited which cost me an awful lot of money and I left during the interval because it was so bad. I won't mention which one it was, but only Time will heal the hole in my pocket. So I need the cash so it's back to the typewriter. This, another re-release from Richochet is an Ultimate oldie-classic. You play a cutesy little robot, who has to collect a bunch of crystals and save the space ship.

The game is presented in the (then) standard filmation 3D system with the twist that some problems in one room need an item from another room to complete them. Nice thought. All of the graphics are well designed and animation is crisp. Playability is high and the game itself is a worthy addition to any budget collector, or anybody who hasn't got it already.

Label: Mastertronic Author: Ultimate Price: £1.99 Memory: 48K/128K Reviewer: Tony Dillon

Overall Summary

Ricochet is really on a roll this month, with yet another release of a classic oldie.

Tony Dillon

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