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Let me take you to the streets of London la la la .. . Where every alleyway and throughfare is rendered a shooting gallery by the dreaded bikers.
Not the Hells Angels of yesteryear, but the despatch riders following the shortest route between two points without the bother of traffic laws or common sense.

Now imagine the situation in the City of the Future, where droids (robots really) traverse the 15 Great Causeways, delivering packages between the trading companies. Imagine Infodroid, courtesy of Beyond (RIP?).

Unlike the leatherclad youth on a Yamaha, most of the droids (like yours) are well behaved. They pop into a trader, pick up a parcel and drop it off at the appropriate recipient. The idea is to get as much money as possible (some things never change) by using the shortest route and carrying as much as possible at once.

The causeways are arranged as seven parallel bands. The middle band has lifts on it to the traders, service areas and junction points to other causeways. It is stationary.
Either side of it are the other bands, one set of three going up, and t'other set going down. The outermost bands travel fastest and your droid can hop between bands to facilitate the old A to B.

Sounds too easy? Well, there are gangs of rogue droids whose operators make their money by attacking and robbing peaceful, law abiding 'bots such as your good, metallic self. And they play dirty.

To help you there are various bits of hi-tech anti-piratical goodies available from your local Droiderama Service Station. These cost money, but you'll need 'em. Likewise, you'll need regular servicing and energy replenishment.

Control of your droid is by joystick alone. On the causeway, you hop about in any direction. When you're on the central band, and on a lift, a sharp pull downwards with the fire button pressed moves you into whatever bit you're over.
Once in a room, you can select the functions it offers you by rotating a cube (again with the joystick) which has eight options on each face. These include (for traders) picking up and depositing articles, checking destinations and picking exits. Service stations offer refuelling, buying and selling parts and repairs.
Things you might like to buy include shields of various strength, extra thrusters and boosters to make you go faster.

Battling the brigands is simple - don't. You cannot buy or acquire any sort of arms or zapper so you must turn and try to outrun anything that has a go at you. See why shields and boosters are such a good idea?

If you lose a droid, you have (initially) enough credit to buy a new one. If you're good, you can keep enough credit to hand to keep solvent even after a disaster. All your gadgets can be damaged; there's a status display to keep you informed of their current serviceability.
And don't forget. In between all this battling, refuelling and travelling you have to make some money or you go bankrupt. And there's not much of a market in ex-droid operators.

But that won't happen to you, will it?

ACU #8703


Developper: Denton Designs
Loading screen: Stuart Fotheringham
Cover Illustration: David John Rowe

★ YEAR: 1987



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L'Amstrad CPC est une machine 8 bits à base d'un Z80 à 4MHz. Le premier de la gamme fut le CPC 464 en 1984, équipé d'un lecteur de cassettes intégré il se plaçait en concurrent  du Commodore C64 beaucoup plus compliqué à utiliser et plus cher. Ce fut un réel succès et sorti cette même années le CPC 664 équipé d'un lecteur de disquettes trois pouces intégré. Sa vie fut de courte durée puisqu'en 1985 il fut remplacé par le CPC 6128 qui était plus compact, plus soigné et surtout qui avait 128Ko de RAM au lieu de 64Ko.