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Vectron
By Insight
Spectrum 48K

 
Published in Computer & Video Games #52

Vectron

Hang on a minute! Everything's moving too fast! Just let me catch my breath a second and I might be able to write this review...

This is the second game we've seen which is based around themes from that terrific Disney movie Tron.

You and your Spectrum have been transported to a maze like complex where lurks the deadly ROM Robot. You must find your way around the matrix, zapping tanks and randomisers - those awesome two-legged spacecraft featured in the Tron movie - in order to find your way to the Central Complex and the ROM Robot.

Vectron

The many corridors of the complex will have you baffled unless you call up the map which overlays the main playing screen. So if you're really clever you can leave the map up and see what's going on outside. Not really advisable for beginners however as you'll find the game so fast that you're going to need your wits about you.

At first you'll find yourself bouncing off the walls and attempting to make fast turns. Practice makes perfect - but then you'll have to work out how to take out the tanks and Randomisers.

Fortunately, the loading sequence includes scrolling instructions - the bad news is that you can't call up these instructions during play.

The sound - especially the opening theme - is great.

The graphics are a mixture of vector and solids. The tanks and Randomisers are drawn as solid-looking craft.

The best way to take out the Randomisers is by blasting one of their legs off causing them to spin and smash into the sides of the maze.