QUEST FOR TIRES
Projects, £9.95 cass, joystick only
O Simple cartoon action
from the US
aging American game by Sierra-on-Line has now been licensed
to Software Projects and imported to Britain. The cartoon-style
action takes place on a landscape which constantly scrolls
right to left.
Chick is being held by the hungry dinosaur and you,
as Thor the caveman, must set off on your stone-age
mono-cycle to try to rescue her. This means successfully
negotiating nine separate stages of increasing difficulty
the joystick you can get Thor to jump, duck, accelerate
or slow down - and as usual in this kind of game, timing
is of the essence.
the pod needs careful timing. The two central turtles
are submerged, and the evil woman is about to swing
mishap along the way naturally causes Thor to come crashing
off his stone wheel. But he has a total of four at his
disposal and can continue each time disaster strikes
from where he left off.
the course is completed, the whole thing is repeated,
but at a higher minimum speed.
of the appeal of the game is in the graphics which were
very original when it was first released. Although the
backgrounds are fairly unsophisticated, the sprites
are large and well defined, nicely capturing the character
of their cartoon counterparts.
sound is unimaginative and repetitive, and had me retching,
sorry, reaching for the volume control.