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Think!
By Ariolasoft
Spectrum 48K

 
Published in Computer & Video Games #52

Think!

Think! I thought. I moved. I lost. But was I disappointed? Not one jot.

Ariolasoft, mainly known for their imports of American software, has come up with a gem of a game with Think! And it's British, designed by the brains at Tigress Marketing.

Think! contains that all-too-rarely-found quality: a new and simple idea cleverly executed.

Think!

Basically, Think! is a board game on computer, easy to learn, difficult to master. All you have to do is get four of your counters in a row on a 6 x 6 grid. You play against a friend or the computer, making alternate moves. The winning lines can be vertical, horizontal or diagonal.

The counters can only be moved onto the grid from the bottom or right edge of the board. When a new counter is introduced into the grid everything in that line or column is moved along - including the spaces. Get the idea?

One clever - or false move - can change the whole complexion of the game. A seemingly certain victory can become defeat.

Think!

There are seven levels of difficulty, hint facilities, different speed games and set problems to solve.

Think! is instantly playable, brilliantly simple and lastingly addictive. We think it's a winner.

The scores for graphics and sound are not really relevant as they are not vital to the game.