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History In The Making: The First Three Years
By U. S. Gold
Spectrum 48K/128K/+2/+3

Published in Sinclair User #82

History In The Making

History in the Making contains no less than 15 little gems from the archives of US Gold, everbody's favourite software house. Such wonderful things as Kung Fu Master, Goonies, Express Raider, Super Cycle. Well, maybe not all gems.

What you get in this attractively packaged box (check out the moving sunbeams) are a random smattering of classic games, most of which were very good. On the C64. What you have to remember is that a lot of the software that used to be put around by USG was C64 only, only to hit the Spectrum a while later. When it hit the Speccy, it wasn't all that good. KFM was appalling. What else do you get?

Leaderboard, all right, but gets monotonous. Express Raider, crap. Impossible Mission, OK. Super Cycle, crap. Gauntlet, ace. Beach Head 2, OK, but where's the speech? Infiltrator, yawn. KFM, yuk. Spy Hunter, brill. Road Runner, hmmmm. Bruce Lee, a classic, shame it's cack Goonies, ugh. World Games, errrr. Raid, not bad. Beach Head, all right.

The only thing that would put me off buying this is the fact that every game on it is A) already on another compilation, B) on budget or C) both.

Overall Summary

Above average collection of games in a nice box. Shame about the price

Tony Dillon

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