PREPPIE is probably quite well known by now but deserves a mention as
it has some of the best graphics and sound of all the Atari games
developed so far. Make that all the COMPUTER games developed so far,
because no other home computer can come near achieving the capabilities
of the Atari and this game proves it.
PREPPIE is like Frogger in that you have to get your 'Preppie'
(American for schoolboy) across the golf course with assorted mowers,
tractors and golf buggies and then across a river with boats, logs and
alligators. In this game however you must retrieve golf balls and make
it back again. The game is not too difficult to play (I scored over
12000 the first try!) and is probably ideally suited to children even if
they just watch you play. The graphics and the music will keep them
enthralled and there will be howls of laughter when the Preppie falls in
the river or gets squashed by a golf cart!
The game obviously gets more difficult as you go through the levels
but is probably one which you could actually master. Even level 10 is
not that difficult, but then I have discovered a way of jumping straight
to level 10 and starting with five men instead of three! (Any offers?)
If you have a young family, this game is ideal. The instructions
include a five page story introduction and even if the young ones can't
get very far in playing, they will love watching.