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The James Bond 007 Collection
By Domark
Spectrum 48K/128K

Published in Your Sinclair #72

The James Bond 007 Collection

It probably wasn't a massively hard job for Domark to decide which three Bond games to include in their compilation, not when you consider that only three of their conversions have actually been any good. That's right, they've only included the ones with an 'L' in the title, but not The Living Daylights.

The Spy Who Loved Me

For the most part this is a shamelessly obvious Spy Hunter rip-off. It stars you as the driver of a car which is speeding feverishly up a vertically scrolling screen. Apart from drive, what you've got to do is avoid other vehicles and pick up weapons. A speedboat level, an underwater level and a running-down-a-corridor level are also included, but things become dull pretty quickly. 65%

Licence To Kill

This is the James Bond game that has been re-released on compilations more times than I've had my appendix out. It's also the oldest of the included games and arguably the best. It adopts the form of six contrasting levels, all of the addictive shoot-'em-up variety. Er, and the graphics are nice too. 75%

Live And Let Die

Take Road Blasters, remove the car, add a speedboat, change the name to Live And Let Die and you'll realise that what I'm trying to say is that Live And Let Die is quite like Road Blasters (but with a speedboat instead of a car). 'Quite' is the most suitable adverb I can come up with to describe the fun factor, but a bug (in my version at least) that won't allow you past Level Three doesn't help. In fact, it completely ruins the whole game. 65%


And there you go, an average compilation. Buy it at your own (and no one else's) discretion.

Rich Pelley

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