What is going on? I am having a run of good games to review. It's nice to see ZXKerl back with another arcade conversion/demake of a game I have never heard of before. Usefully, he provided a video of the original, which I watched before anything else:
I was left thinking how on earth was this going to work as a demake in basic. Not possible. However, ZXKerl has made a cracking version in basic! The screen shots below don't do the game justice, but they were the best I could manage during frantic gameplay (yes really!)
Now don't get me wrong, there are limitations. There are no aliens or satellites, explosions are 'humbler', there is a complete lack of sound and no loading screen!
However Kerl wasn't that please with his creation. He wrote to me to say the game has a much slower speed and that he should have tried two character movement. I did not agree with this. Due the the input delay in BASIC the game is FAST and frantic. Not at all slow.
The game is played with the following controls: QAOP Space. A new live is awarded at 100 000 points.