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Mr. Ee
By Micro Power
BBC Model B

 
Published in The Micro User 3.03

Wizard Version

Original ideas that are sure-fire sellers are few and far between in the software industry and it is for this reason that companies have a tendency to produce micro versions of the arcade favourites.

Unfortunately these invariably tend to be second rate copies that have none of the original sparkle. Micro Power have just released a version of that much copied classic, Mr Do. Written by Mr Killer Gorilla himself- Adrian Stephens - Mr Ee is more original than the original.

For those of you who are unfamiliar with the game - there must be someone who has never played Mr Do - Mr Ee is a wizard. He passes the time by creating tunnels through the earth collecting cherries - some subterranean variety.

Mr. Ee

Collect all the cherries on one screen and you proceed to the next level. You always know which screen you are on because the few tunnels which are always present at the start of a screen are laid out in the shape of the screen number.

Most of Mr Ee's time is taken up with cherry harvesting, the rest is spent avoiding the resident monsters. These can be dispatched by sending an overgrown Granny Smith down a tunnel annihilating the following baddies.

If you have ever wondered why wizards have crystal balls, then play this game and all will be revealed. I had always believed that wizards spent their time gazing into them, pondering the mysteries of the universe.

Mr. Ee

Not this chap. With a googlie that Ian Botham would be proud of Mr Ee sends it crashing headlong into an adversary at the push of a button.

The word "EXTRA" is printed at the top of the screen. Occasionally one of the letters will join in the attack upon Mr Ee. Don't try to hit it with an apple because it doesn't work - these chaps have to be taken out with the old crystal ball.

Get the lot and you're in for a hefty bonus.

The only thing that marred the game slightly was the lack of a high score table. Despite this omission I would recommend it to anyone. It is one of the best conversions I have seen to date.

Jon Revis

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