48k Disk £4.99
48k Cassette £2.99
are stepping up their Atari support with a whole bundle of new
releases plus the added good news that
several of them are aimed at the budget market. ROCKET REPAIRMAN is
one of these.
You are stranded on the distant planet of Leskos and, with the aid
of your jet-pack, you must explore the maze of underground caverns
for essential components of your astro-ship. By returning them
individually to the teleporter pad, you can assemble your rocket and
blast off to freedom.
The caverns are extremely narrow and inadvertently brushing the
sides will damage your space-suit and cause leakage. Neutino Ghosts
(sounds like an Italian spiritualist!) and Quark Phantoms wander the
caverns and these will also drain your suit if they contact you.
They can either be avoided or neutralised with your laser.
ROCKET REPAIRMAN doesn't break any new ground, but it is a
compulsive little item which I found myself playing over and over
again in a bid to complete the rocket and witness the 'grand
finale'. Do I have to tell you that I never quite managed it?
I could criticise the bland colours and the naff explosion when your
suit finally expires (it's more of a pop than an explosion), but
that wouldn't be fair. At the asking price, it represents superb
value for money.