If you have read previous reviews in PAGE 6 of
programs from P.F.Software you might think that we have a vested
interest. Not true, it's simply that they keep coming out with budget
priced software that offers excellent value for the little money you
have to spend.
Latest to be released is FRUIT PICKIN' which sees P.
F. Software delve into the use of lots of machine code for the first
time. FRUIT PICKIN' is a Pac Man style game in which you must go round
the maze picking up various fruits on each level. 'Enemies' bounce
from side to side in smooth scrolling action along the horizontal
lanes whilst in the higher levels 'elevators' rise and fall in certain
of the vertical lanes. The enemies are different on each level and
include such weird and wonderful things as telephones, mugs of tea,
cheeseburgers and C64 signs! All of these are extremely well designed
Players as is your character who walks and turns in each direction.
There are seven levels of increasing difficulty with the seventh level
'a nightmare' according to the author.
FRUIT PICKIN' is a simple game but is well written,
challenging and addictive. At £2.95 you won't find better value
anywhere and if you look with envy at the hundreds of cheap games for
other micros them.
You don't get fancy colour inlays or fancy
protection techniques with P. F. Software but then you don't pay an
extra £5 for them!