Jonah Barrington's Squash
By Mastertronic Plus
Spectrum 48K/128K/+2

Published in Computer & Video Games #99

Jonah Barrington's Squash

This re-release features not only Jonah Barrington's name (he's very big in the squash world, by the way), but also his voice, which can be heard gargling the scores and telling the players off for missing shots.

The speech is probably the game's only high point, because the actual action is so confusing.

Placing your player in a position from where he can return the ball is so difficult that more often than not whoever serves wins the point.

Jonah Barrington's Squash

As a squash game, this is no more enjoyable than playing on my old Binatone TV game.


Squash isn't the most exciting sport to simulate in the first place, and this computer version isn't going to keep you glued to the joystick.


Finer graphics, so it's not quite so difficult to see what's going on, but it's still not hours of fun.


Very similar to the Spectrum version, so, again, OK, but not terrific fun.