Q*Bert lives on in budget form on the Amstrad, although this clone has a couple of features that distinguish i- from other versions
Instead of the normal pyramidal structure of cubes the layout is instead rectangular. At first it is complete, but as you make your way through the screens more and more blocks disappear, leaving some dangerous holes for you to negotiate.
You. the eponymous Screwball, have to change the colour of each cube within 60 sec ends or lose a life You achieve thin by bouncing around and landing on each square Unfortunately there are some very nasty black bugs around who no: only sport bizarre fuzzy red hair-dos, but also do for you if you find yourself on the square as them.
However, not for nothing are you named Screwball. The lower half of your body is a corkscrew a quick press on the space bar
and you've whirled a hole into the block You can then lure the stupid bugs on :o them and send then: to their doom. But beware over-enthusiastic drilling can result in your penning yourself in.
Screwball is by no stretch of' the imagination a great or an original game. But it has good enough graphics, sound and gameplay to keep you amused for at least a little while.
PC , AMSTRAD ACTION #6