Amstrad Action

Quattro Fantastic
By Codemasters
Amstrad CPC464

Published in Amstrad Action #79

Quattro Fantastic

What's all this about then? Er, well it's pub games mainly. Someone at Codemasters probably didn't like the idea of calling it Quattro Pub. This is the first Quattro pack to include a new (never before on the CPC!) game, a lovely little venture entitled (rather strangely) Wacky Darts.

Like Alternative's 180, Wacky Darts features a hand floating in front of a dartboard. The hand is yours and the Fire button will release the dart attached to it. There's a lot more to it than that, though, with different characters, plenty of comical incidents, and a brilliant selection of graphics.

Amongst the other games on the pack is Fruit Machine Simulator. A lot of people were puzzled when we gave this 0% in our Mega Pack review, but we stand by our original criticisms. Never mind all the nudges and silly stuff like that, fruit machines are mainly about luck. The only interest the real ones provide is that money's involved. Without that you might just as well have a 'Toss of the Coin Simulator'.

Monte Carlo Casino gives you six different games, including roulette, craps and others you'd expect to find people losing money on in Las Vegas. Most of these involve a lot more than just luck, too. Neat graphics, neatish game.

The final game, Pub Trivia, is a quiz thing. It's very difficult, though, as you only have 10p (one go) to start with, and some of the questions are right stinkers.

All in all, with a fab new game included, Quattro Fantastic is probably the best Quattro pack yet. Fantastic! (groan)

Rod Lawton

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