Beetle (Stainless) Review | Home Computing Weekly - Everygamegoing

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By Stainless

Published in Home Computing Weekly #48

An original game in which you play the unusual role of a beetle.

The local gardener has carelessly stuck his spade through your nest. It is your job to collect the eggs and take them to a second nest.

You start off in a cavern with several articles of food, as well as rocks and eggs. There are also invisible spider traps which, when trodden on, cause a spider to spin a web that may trap you to cut off your escape.

As you move around you run out of energy. This is why you must eat the food. The eggs must be pushed to the next level underground. This is done by landing on them. When you have pushed as many eggs as you want onto the next level you must crawl through a hole at the top of the screen to join them.

Although this game is enjoyable to play at first, it loses its lasting appeal quite quickly due to the slow speed of TI Basic.

It is a great pity that the TI99/4A is not equipped to use this original idea to the full.


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