48k Cassette £2.99
game you've all been waiting for' it says on the cassette inlay. Who
are they trying to kid? Remember 'Leggit' from Imagine? (good title
screen.... naff game). No, perhaps it's before your time. Well, this
effort from Bug Byte is identical enough to be the same game.
There are certain cosmetic differences. New aliens
have been created with real weird-sounding names like Gribbles or
Grub-Gubs (will the raving loonie who thinks these stupid names up
please step forward!!) but, as in Leggit, the idea is to make your
way to the top of the screen by jumping up through gaps in a series
of moving horizontal lines. The aliens have to be avoided, but these
aren't the main problem - falling back down through the gaps is!
Once you have fallen through one gap you invariably end up back at
the bottom of the screen. Laugh? - I nearly bought a round of
LEAPER runs pretty fast even though it was written in Basic. I do
wish Bug Byte would start writing their games in machine code. Basic
went out with Hippy beads and flared jeans!
There's not a lot more I can say about this one. It
might have rated high marks on something like the unexpanded Vic-20,
but the Atari is capable of much better things. At least there's no
mention of the 'Battlegrom on Vragus IV' this time, which is
something in it's favour I suppose!