After playing Al Strad, Paul Gill's other game, I was looking forward to playing Die You Vicious Fish. I was not disappointed. This has all the humour and logical puzzles of the other.
You have to search out and kill all the Vicious Fish who are hold up in a very seedy and run down hotel. Even before you can get into the hotel you have to kill one with your trusty Fishbusting Backpack. Once inside you find out that there are ten fish to find and kill.
When they are all killed, of course, you will want to leave. That is not so easy as you cannot just walk out.
The screen presentation is similar to Al Strad in that the description of the current location is always visible. Your score is also constantly on the screen. If you keep an open eye it gives a clue to whether or not any action you take is the correct one. I noticed that sometimes in the location text two words stuck together, but this was the only so called "bug" I could find.
I thought that the vocabulary was rather limited but this in no way did anything to lessen the enjoyment. The game is programmed in basic but the responses are fast. If you type in a swear word check the reply.
This original idea of a game is excellent and I found it very addictive. Given the chance I would like to play more of Paul's games. I recommend that you send your money quick and buy. You will not be disappointed.
- Tape version available from P.K. Computer Graphics, 153 Standhill Crescent, New Lodge, Barnsley, S71 1SW. Price £2.50. Disk version from The Guild (cheques etc to Glenda Collins) 760 Tyburn Road, Erdington, Birmingham. Price £4.50. Available for Amstrad CPC's.
Reviewed by Frank Fridd