Rod Markham puts the Amstrad through its paces.
I HAVE TRIED to incorporate as many of the advanced features of Locomotive Basic as possible into this game for the Amstrad CPC-464; for example, high-res moving graphics and three channel-sound. Three well-known tunes have been included in the game — Star Wars, Funeral March, Congratulations.
The game is set on a hostile planet where the atmosphere is hydrochloric acid vapour. When clouds form, the vapour condenses to make concentrated acid. The sea at the bottom of the screen is also acid. At the start, a small skycraft hovers along to the middle of the screen. A small device is dropped from it and the idea of the game is to guide this device on to a randomly moving acid-proof platform which is floating on the acid sea.
As both the sea and the clouds are acid, they must both be avoided. There is also a laser field which fires eight blasts then rests for two. To get past this, the craft must hover just above the laser beam until it stops firing. To do this the thrust key is used. Thrusting uses up fuel so be careful as there are only 30 units.