Crash1st November 1991
Published in Crash #93
The New Zealand Story
Who hasn't heard of this one, eh? It's that game starring you as fluffy Tiki the kiwi. All your kiwi chums are captives, and you have to find 'em. It's packed with platform-jumping, baddy-shooting, evil walrus-bashing action and, generally, it's quits manic.
Waddling round the scrolling maze-style landscape and impaling nasties with your trusty bow and arrow is dead addictive. The game is full of neat touches - there's several flying devices with many ways to fly them, loadsa different nasties, extra weapons and a swimming bit where you don your snorkel and goggles. Then there's the levels: there are so many! Even with cheat mode on it's worth playing the game just to see the later ones. They're not easy either, so you won't be completing this game in a hurry.
The graphics are really cute, with well drawn sprites. Sound is every bit as sickeningly cute as the graphics, with a jolly tune, funny little jingles and good spot FX.
And that's about it really. Except to mention (again) that the gameplay's a bit hard. But, if you missed this fist time round, be sure to snap it up now or your Spectrum just might not forgive you (it's a bit of a classic, y'see).
WILL ... 90%