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Jump
By Unique
Spectrum 48K

 
Published in Home Computing Weekly #79

This ought to be called Climb because it features a cleverly animated, large character crawling up the face of what appears to be an interminable sky-scraper. You control each arm and leg with a separate key, no mean "feet" in itself!

As if this isn't difficult enough, the blinds keep closing on his fingers causing him to slide down again, and a man keeps appearing at windows emptying revolting-looking substances upon his head. The aim is to reach the top of the building.

Strangely, the "blurb" says that the building is occupied by mad apes, who are emptying plantpots on him, but I know an ape when I see one, and these aren't apes! Similarly, the plantpots aren't plantpots, but I'll leave the rest to your imagination!

Graphically, the game is clever, though it can be upset by illegal keypresses, and although the screen is well executed, and scrolls smoothly, it becomes very monotonous to watch. In the end, I couldn't summon up the enthusiasm to carry on. If, however, you like the idea, then you may fare better.

D.M.

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