Scoop (Sentient) Review | Sinclair User - Everygamegoing

Sinclair User

By Sentient
Spectrum 48K/128K

Published in Sinclair User #39


Scoop, as you might expect, turns you into the intrepid newshound in search of the story of a lifetime. Getting to be a legend in your own lunchtime means a lot of effort and a fair dose of trouble to boot.

You start by being roused by the shrill tones of your alarm and have to work your way through the day as you might in real life. Stagger out of bed, hunt for clean clothes, get washed, get breakfast, try to ignore the kids. Problems, problems... even your trusty, rusty old Anglia won't start.

Forget to wash and your better half will observe cuttingly that you smell rather high today. Get to the office and your boss is really unhelpful.

Editors are like that, you know (I don't mean it Bill, honest...) The game has a good kitchen-sink feel with plenty of unglamourous real-life stress and pressure. The interpreter could have been friendlier and more responsive to 'Exam' queries and it would have been nice to see less of 'You can't do that' on screen. I felt that was the case with all three programs.

Richard Price

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