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Bumble Bee
By Micro Power
Commodore 64

Published in Home Computing Weekly #98

When I first saw this game I thought it was another version of Pacman with different characters, but it isn't quite, because the maze where your bee appears to be, isn't really a maze at all. What look like solid walls are actually turnstiles, which you can fly through at will; they only represent barriers to the spider which is pursuing you.

Much of the skill lies in spinning these turnstiles into positions which make it impossible for the spider to reach you, so you can eat the pollen dots in peace.

Apart from that, it's the usual business of chasing around eating the dots and pieces of fruit while avoiding the nasty spiders, toadstools and fire barrels. When you succeed in clearing a screen, an exit appears to take you to the next almost identical screen.

The graphics are attractive enough, the music is quite pleasant and there are both keyboard and joystick options, but there is only one skill level. It's quite fun to play, but perhaps more suitable for newcomers to arcade games than for the real experts.


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