Your Sinclair1st February 1988
Published in Your Sinclair #26
It's one of those days! You've left it to the last possible minute to buy tickets to the Band Aid concert, a gang of thugs has stolen your motorbike and smashed it up and to top it all, they're now hanging about waiting to pounce on you.
Can you get hold of two tickets to the concert for you and your gorgeous gal before eight o'clock? 'Cos if you don't she's gonna run off with that Rick Astley lookalike (Croon. Ed), John the jerk! You can always try beating the hell out of some gang members so they give you your bike back or, if you you're low on energy, ask them a few questions and then run for it.
As usual there are the normal host of characters to give you helpful clues and advice. A girl will give you a spanner but don't try and wrench any answers out of her. The geezer in the record shop will do almost anything but sell you the tickets and the obligatory hippy can be persuaded to help you locate your mean machine. What's more there's a bar where you can down a quick pint to refresh those soft parts other beers won't reach - your energy!
The presentation is excellent - the flight scenes and town are portrayed in beautifully detailed monochromatic graphics and some of the stills, especially the one after a fight, are hilarious. My main criticism of Sidewalk is its size - a mere fourteen screens. The problems are pretty lemon squeasy too which makes it unaddictive after a while! Having said that it's still a highly playable and amusing game. Grab a copy and I can assure you, you won't be disappointed.
Not exactly original, but still a cracking game with wonderful graphics!