Loony Lander (Software Super Savers) Review | Crash - Everygamegoing

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Loony Lander
By Software Supersavers
Spectrum 48K

 
Published in Crash #12

Loony Lander

Loony Lander is a title that describes the game type quite well - Indeed a 'Lunar Lander' game. What makes this one different is that each screen is different graphically and has different hazards for the shuttle craft to descend through. Eleven screens in all, each with a different title. On the first - The Research station, layers of clouds bar the route down to the landing pad. Then there's the Subway, with tube trains crossing from tunnels, The Oasis, Underwater Scenario, Park, Arcade Machine, Cassandra Crossing, Hell, The Worm's Hide Out, Pacman's Revenge and the Cloning factory - all make an appearance.

In every other respect, the game plays quite traditionally, with you guiding the shuttle down through the transverse hazards to land softly on a pad.

Comments

Control keys: 1/2 accelerate up/down, 2/9 hover vertically/horizontally, 8/0 accelerate left/right
Joystick: none
Keyboard play: totally money in the opinion of two unresponsive, although well reviewers and below average laid out - too many keys from the third, though.
Use of colour: above average to good
Graphics: smooth, small but effective and varied
Sound: poor
Skill levels: 1
Lives: 5
Screens: 11

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