Challenger (Joe The Lion) Review | Home Computing Weekly - Everygamegoing

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By Joe the Lion
BBC Model B

Published in Home Computing Weekly #49

The first BBC offering from a new software name, this game is a cross between Defender and Scramble. You are piloting a space ship over a planet surface trying to shoot aliens while at the same time bombing fuel dumps and avoiding rockets which leave their launchers as you pass above them.

There are plenty of levels and a saveable high score table so your friends will know how well you did.

Having played a number of versions of this type of game, I can't say this is very impressive. The main problem is the graphics are less than I have come to expect. In particular, the side scroll routine leads to flickering at the side of the screen. While this is not serious, it should have been dealt with before sale. The graphics have plenty of detail but this means they lack the colour I now expect, too.


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