Commodore User1st April 1985
Published in Commodore User #19
Gribley's Day Out
Gribleys are the cutest computer game characters to appear on my C64 since Pacmen, Q'berts and Snokies.
The object of the game is to catch the flipping, fish-like creatures that are hopping about on the bottom of the screen. To catch them, you simply land on them feet first, then take them to the caves at the right of the picture.
To make things more difficult there is a chequered electric fence that divides up the screen. This impedes Gribley's progress on his rescue mission.
You have a limited amount of energy and this can only be replenished by catching the falling thingies on later screens.
Gribley's only defence is the green rings that he breathes out, like bad breath, from his ever-smiling mouth.
Gribleys are just about cute enough, and the game just about good enough, to catch on.