Another great disk for gaming fans with shootouts from
space to the prairie. In STATION your task is to act as guardian to a
space station destroying all manner of drifting spacecraft, asteroids
and space debris before they can harm the ship. TYRANTS OF TORMENT finds
you doing a similar thing but on a planet. You seem to be on a huge
conveyor belt shooting incoming aliens but every so often you must avoid
obstacles on the belt. Nice graphics in this one. ALIEN AMBUSH is a fast
and furious machine language shootout with loads of explosions and lots
of action. Alien ships split up into smaller units when hit and bounce
all over the screen becoming extremely difficult to avoid. SHOWDOWN is
an excellent two player cowboy shootout from Germany written in machine
code. An excellent opening sequence gives way to a coral in which you
fight it out with your opponent whilst at the same time trying to shoot
rabbits and collect gold nuggets. A great variation of an old theme. In
DAM TROUBLE you have to defend a huge dam with a helicopter gunship.
Incoming missiles have to be shot down whilst, at the same time,
avoiding bullets aimed at your helicopter. Can you avoid the dam being
breached? Final game is FATAL CONNECTION, another machine code game
which has full instructions detailing a fancy story about life on an
alien planet. Your task is basically to fill a maze with an 'anti-void'
substance and then shepherd the alien lifeforms to different exits in
order to save them. Filling the maze is easy but getting the lifeforms
to go where you want them can prove quite a challenge. Overall another
fine games collection.
Boot with Basic.