Sucker (Arcade Games) Review | Chewing Gum - Everygamegoing

Gumboot Software

By Arcade Games
Colour Genie

Published in Chewing Gum January/February 1985

This is the sort of game that youngsters might like as it quite simple to play but capable of sustaining interest. All you have to do is to suck up all the nasties (termites?) with the aid of a vacuum in the tunnel complex below ground. The graphics are colourful and attractive and there is a realistic suction sound. The action is well paced, but not too fast.

Pink nasties are poisonous (you need to play this game on a colour TV). This pink nasty seems quite easy to avoid on the first round of four screens, but tends to change its colours more often later. You get an extra life for each round completed and there are also two bonus featurs - a winged nasty coloured pink to confuse you, and a time bonus for each scree. Running out of time loses a life.

I recommend this game most emphatically for youngsters, and though hardened arcade addicts will like it, it may prove to be too simplistic to become addictive for them.

Bill Hartley