It wasn't long ago we saw the world's youngest super hero, Baby Jo, battling his way onto the CPC scene. We now have the oldest, 75 year-old Ernest P Dynamo called out of retirement to save the world one more time.
Captain Dynamo is basically a vertically scrolling platform game. You start at the bottom of a cavern and jump onward and upward till you reach the top where you step into the teleportation system and away you go to the next level. As you progress through each level you can gain extra points by collecting a number of diamonds which are scattered throughout.
Concealed on each level is a bonus room full of diamonds ready for the taking, mind you they're not as easy to collect as it seems and some well timed jumps will be in order. To stop you reaching the top there are variety of hazards along the way, these include spikes, water, large plungers which enjoy squashing you as well as living obstacles such as some rather unpleasant spiders, you know the ones with no body and long legs. These creatures can be removed by jumping on them (that seems to be the latest way to get rid of the baddies these days!); the inanimate ones require some quick reactions. The difficulty of the game is pitched just right so each time you play you get a bit further, though it would have been better with a password system so you didn't have to.keep replaying the first few levels, but for those who complete the game there is always the challenge of not only completing it, but collecting all the diamonds as well. Not a task for the faint-hearted. Though Captain Dynamo moves at the pace of a 75 year-old, the way he struts along is brilliant, as is the animation of the spiders.
For your hard earned £3.99 you could do a lot worse that Captain Dynamo, but then again you could do better.