Fifth Quadrant (Ricochet) Review | Sinclair User - Everygamegoing

Sinclair User

Fifth Quadrant
By Bubble Bus
Spectrum 48K

Published in Sinclair User #74

The Fifth Quadrant

Who'd be a person called Bodd? I'll tell you who. One of the 4 heroes in the old Bubble Bus title, 5th Quadrant. You play the 4 robots who have been given the task of re-programming a few computers on a spaceship that has been taken over by a lot of nasties who in turn have re-re-programmed the same items.

Confusing? Not half as confusing as the gameplay. Your sprite looks like a pepper pot with no face, so you can't tell which way he's pointing. Also, you don't seem to be able to fire straight at the very-fast-to-appear-but-very-slow-to-die nasties that come at you with a glitch and a smile. The graphics are plain, sound even plainer and altogether, not my choice for the prestigious cheapo of the month, award.

Overall Summary

Tedious 3D arcade adventure with little or no playability.

Tony Dillon

Other Spectrum 48K Game Reviews By Tony Dillon

  • Murphy Front Cover
  • Back To The Future Front Cover
    Back To The Future
  • The Vindicator Front Cover
    The Vindicator
  • Night Raider Front Cover
    Night Raider
  • Powerplay: The Game Of The Gods Front Cover
    Powerplay: The Game Of The Gods
  • 4 Soccer Simulators Front Cover
    4 Soccer Simulators
  • Tracksuit Manager Front Cover
    Tracksuit Manager
  • Twin Turbo V8 Front Cover
    Twin Turbo V8
  • Cage Match Front Cover
    Cage Match
  • Sophistry Front Cover