Supernova (Players) Review | Your Sinclair - Everygamegoing

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By Players
Spectrum 48K

Published in Your Sinclair #24


Crikey! A Really Odd Bio-Organism Thingy (or ROBOT to you and me) is in a bit of a mess. After taking a no-expense-spared holiday in the ever-so-trendy and prestigious Super Nova six star hotel, he finds he's a bit short of dosh to pay the bill - 2000 credits short in fact. Not trusting our spherical droid one millimetre, the hotel owners decide not to let him out of the building until he can cough up the cash. As luck would have it, there are several gullible fellow tourists, and a pile of handy objects that can be turned into readies. Giving certain objects to characters can earn you a few credits, but if you really feel desperate, try playing poker with the marked cards, or forging documents. There are several ways of raising the dough - but first you must find them!

Super Nova was an independent release a while back but now Players has picked it up. It's a fairly basic collect-here-and-use-there game, roughly similar to Spellbound, but Super Nova has a style of its own. It's well programmed - though the central action screen scrolls a little poorly - and not too difficult to work out. There are even a couple of tiny but addictive arcade games to be found m the Entertainment section - a nice touch indeed. Maybe the on-screen graphics are a little boring and blocky, but for the price its not that bad. At first I thought I wouldn't like it but after a while it grew on me. I just wish I could be lucky enough to be locked inside a luxury hotel. You wouldn't find me trying to escape!

Another 'collect the objects' game, similar to many others, but with some interesting and clever features. Good value.

Tony Worrall

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