Axis Assassin
By Electronic Arts
Commodore 64

Published in Computer & Video Games #52

Axis Assassin

At first sight, Axis Assassin is an interesting game but somehow it never quite satisfies its promise.

The battle against the Master Arachnid and his multi-legged marauders ranges over a choice of 20 grids and five zones. All you have to defend yourself are three Axis Assassins, armed with unlimited fire power and pulse bombs.

The game starts as spiders spin webs across the grids. Then the Master Arachnid releases his army of hunters, drones, spores and exterminators.

Your Axis Assassin can move up, down and across the grid, trying to destroy everything before they get you.

Summing up, there's nothing really wrong with Axis Assassin but there's no real reason why anybody should make time to play it.