| Cloaker is a war game for one or two players. Your mission is to gain control of an alien planet by winning 5 sectors. If one-player mode is selected, the player plays against the CPC.|
At the start of each sector, you are given 5000 credits, with which weapons and armour may be bought. The players' weapons are selected from the weapons menu, from which the degree of protection can also be chosen. A Gun represents an ordinary army; the Armour gives some protection from attack, and the Tank offers the protection of Armour, plus some fire-power.
After weapons have been selected, the sector screen displays a landscape of Alien squares and neutral squares. Taking turns with the other player, armies can be deployed into these neutral squares.
The actual warfare begins after the initial set-up, with the aim to capture target squares before the enemy. If you decide to attack an alien square the screen will change to display the battle. This is where your army starts depleting!
The graphics in the games are pretty good, easily up to the standard of Laser Squad and, for anyone interested in the more specialised field of strategic wargames, the game is well worth a look.
There are more wargames in the series, but Cloaker is well thought out and full marks must go to Ms. Swinboune for the work put into creating it. If strategy is the name of YOUR game, then this is for you.