Breakpoint (Stainless) Review | Home Computing Weekly - Everygamegoing

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By Stainless

Published in Home Computing Weekly #74

Dare you load this program in your TI? It may never be the same again after an encounter with the dreaded "byte bug".

A circuit board is displayed. Suddenly one of its components fails. Your task is to guide your man between the working components to find a replacement, then install it in place of the faulty one. But we all know that where computers are involved, it's not that easy.

For a start the byte bug is out to get you and he'll happily take a life if you're caught. Then there's the splatter zaps. These appear unexpectedly and crunch round the circuitry. Worst of all are the static zaps. Unless the Q key is pressed the instant these start, you've no chance. If this weren't enough, there's the occasional "portron transportation medium" that blocks your path. These take you to another location, usually just where you don't want to go.

Detailed graphics make this enjoyable to play and watch. My only complaint is one game had to be abandoned because the failed component could not be reached!


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