Sparks, £2.50 cass, joystick or keys
Simple four-stage shoot-em-up
very simple Scramble type game puts you in control
of a helicopter. You have a mission to destroy what
is supposed to be a virtually impregnable enemy base
built into the side of a cliff.
screen scrolls from left to right smoothly and your
helicopter is placed on the right hand side of the picture.
It can simply move up, down, or fire.
are four types of action screen. The first puts you
under fire from advancing helicopters. Shoot these and
also shoot the non-firing jets and helicopters to gain
comes a bonus screen. You have to refuel in mid-air
by guiding your fuel nozzle into the fuel pipe of the
giant aircraft. Do this and you'll gain a huge 100-point
bonus, fail and you'll lose a life.
third screen involves dodging balloons, airships, and
evil swans. As they move up and down, you have to thread
yourself between them. You can't shoot anything, so
swift manoeuvres are of the essence.
helicopter tracks you doggedly as you try
to shoot the X's in the reactor.
you've dodged everything you return to the bonus screen,
which is exactly the same, only this time the plane
is a little lower.
then move to the final screen. This is the enemy's reactor,
and you have to destroy this to accomplish your mission.
reactor lies embedded in rock, and there are three helicopters
guarding it. Two move up and down tracking your moves
and the other one takes off from the bottom and moves
up the screen firing at you. You have to shoot three
bombs into the three small inlets which lead directly
to the reactor. This is quite tricky since a) the helicopters
are tracking your moves and therefore blocking your
bombs; b) there's another helicopter rising up the screen
firing at you; and c) the gaps to shoot the bombs in
are about 2 pixels wide.
so it can be done. When you do complete the mission,
you simply start again, moving up a skill level (there
are six). As you progress through the levels everything
becomes faster and you have to survive for a longer
time before finishing a screen.