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The Rocky Horror Show
By CRL
Amstrad CPC464

 
Published in Home Computing Weekly #124

Dazed from yet another attempt at the Time Warp, I've torn myself away from my Amstrad to write this review. I'm sure that many of you have heard of the film, "The Rocky Horror Show", which achieved major cult success in Britain but even more so across the Atlantic.

Computer Rentals Limited (CRL) have created a game out of the mayhem of the film, a film that nobody could exactly call unchaotic. CRL's program comes out with honours for sticking very closely to the film's plot and style as well as being a most playable game. You must collect all the pieces of the De-Medusa machine to enable you to free your loved one (you can choose to be either the man, Brad, or the woman, Janet) from the clutches of Frank 'n Furter, the evil owner of the mansion.

The game is one of the graphical room search genre which include Atic Atac, Underworlde and Pyjamarama. You should avoid the various characters skulking around most realistically, they will harm you in some way or another. The mansion's rooms are detailed well and in keeping with the style of the film, while the music track which can be switched off if so desired roars on. It is interesting to note that the soundtrack is far less annoying than many and I tend to enjoy it and leave it on.

There is some great attention to detail within the mansion rooms and I have found the game frustratingly difficult to progress in. It is interesting to note that the soundtrack is far less annoying than many and I tend to enjoy it and leave it on.

It is most definitely a cut above the average game of the film, well worth considering, particularly if you saw and were not offended by the film/stage show.

C.G.