C&VG


Super Tank Simulator
By Codemasters
Spectrum 48K/128K

 
Published in Computer & Video Games #99

Super Tank Simulator

Oh dear, another dodgy arcade game disguised as a simulator and wrapped up in a load of self-congratulating waffle. This time it's a marginally upgraded version of that crusty old Atari 2600 cartridge, Tank Pong - guide your "super" (ha ha) tank through eight war-torn battle zones, blasting the pants off the enemies which you meet on the way.

The graphics are poorly drawn and monochrome. That would have been okay if the colour used hadn't been bright yellow. Sound is all but non-existent. And if you think that things can only get better, they don't. Because the gameplay is absolutely dire too. If you can't realise that all the cries of "Absolutely Brilliant" and the rest which is emblazoned across the inlay is hype, then you deserve to waste your money on this complete load of old rubbish, instead of buying one of the other brilliant games reviewed this month.

Spectrum

A horrible, nasty piece of software which could put Spectrum owners off games-playing for life. Don't even think about buying it.