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Blue Max
By U. S. Gold
Commodore 64

 
Published in Home Computing Weekly #98

You are at the controls of a World War 1 plane, flying over enemy territory and your task is to shoot, strafe and bomb enemy targets. You have only a limited supply of fuel and bombs, but fortunately there are friendly runways at strategic intervals, where you can land for refuelling and repairs. Sounds easy, doesn't it?

It isn't the most difficult flight game I've seen, but it does have far better graphics than any of the others. You have a view of your plane and its shadow, and the landscape which scrolls diagonally is very realistic.

You start the game with only one life, so until you have got the hang of it, the game can be over almost before it's started, but fortunately it shouldn't take you too long to learn how to take off and drop bombs safely. Strafing is more difficult, as it can only be done within a narrow altitude range.

It's an attractive and interesting game, but not one that I found hard to stop playing.

M.N.

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