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Invasion of the Zombie Monsters

(RELEVO Videogames, 2013)

Reviewed by Missas

In Invasion of the Zombie Monsters, you take control of Ned, who must try to save the world from the zombie hordes and take back his girlfriend! The game starts with a well drawn cartoon introduction and a catchy tune which I particularly enjoyed. The graphics are well drawn and colourful. The sprites are detailed, as are the effects like the explosions and the shining of the bolts that the hero fires. The sound is good with simultaneous music and effects. The scrolling is mostly smooth and fast but sometimes becomes jerky. The gameplay is enjoyable; it is fast-paced with great collision detection and keeps the player in readiness. The grab factor is strong. Most people will play it again after completing it. Overall, a very good arcade game.

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Invitation

(French)

(Loriciels, 1987)

Reviewed by Guillaume Chalard

You're locked in a strange house, and you have only six hours to find the way out. Next time, think twice before accepting an invitation... There are several keys and weapons hidden in the rooms, but searching costs a lot of time. To make it harder still, you've got company – there are rats, ghosts, dogs and other creatures. The graphics are cute, but there is no sound. Well, this game isn't really exciting; you can't progress because objects are placed randomly when you begin a new game. It's a question of luck, and of keeping your self control...

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Iron Lord

(French)

(Ubi Soft, 1990)

Despite the fact that it was reviewed in British CPC magazines, this game was ultimately never released in the UK for the CPC, and shame on Ubi Soft for not doing so, because this is one of the most amazing CPC games ever! As the heir to the throne of your father's kingdom, you have returned from the crusades to find that your evil uncle Zolfkar has overthrown him and brought terror to the land. It is your task to gain respect among the people by performing various tasks, and to gather an army to fight Zolfkar. When you have defeated Zolfkar, you are then taken to an arcade section where you explore dungeons and fight monsters. This game takes up two whole discs – it's that big – and everything about it is beyond words. You'll have to be able to understand French to play it, though...

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Iron Sphere

(Cronosoft, 2006)

Professor Roland Ironsphere was working in his secret laboratory one stormy night when a bolt of lightning struck the laboratory and transported him into one of his own experiments. He is now trapped in an iron sphere and must traverse 100 hazardous screens collecting diamonds. At least one diamond must be collected from each screen in order to win, but if you don't collect all of the diamonds on a screen, they will turn into bombs the next time you visit. Your sphere's power is also limited and will need to be recharged regularly, so you must try to learn where recharging points are located. The concept is extremely simple, but this is a nice little game which is fairly addictive as well and has that 'one more go' factor.

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Iron Trackers

(Microïds, 1989)

Reviewed by Robert Small

Iron Trackers sees you riding a quad bike in a post-apocalyptic future. The presentation is up to the usual high standards of other games by Microïds. There is a nice world map and even the ability to customise your character. The action is presented in split screen. Graphically the game is a mixed bag. It uses Mode 0 with some nice backgrounds. Your rider and quad bike look good and so do some of the hazards. The scrolling isn't great, though. The sound effects are about what you would expect. The big problem is the handling. It's all over the place. You spend your time wrestling for control and that hurts the gameplay.

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Ishido

(Arkos, 2005)

Reviewed by Missas

Ishido is a puzzle game and its title means "The Way of Stones". It is a tile-matching game where you need to match colours and symbols in order to score points. The graphics are well drawn; there is a satisfying degree of detail and the colours used produce nice visuals. The sound is good too. The in-game tune, in conjunction with the graphics, creates a Far East atmosphere. The background is dominated by dragons and Buddhist symbols. The gameplay is pleasant and rather simple, but the player should be careful not to make mistakes because they cannot be easily corrected. Thus, the challenge level is quite high. The grab factor depends on whether you decide to progress, or just resign from the start. If the answer is the former, then Ishido will grant the player many pleasant and challenging moments.

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The Island of Dr. Destructo

(Bulldog, 1987)

In seven days' time, Dr. Destructo is going to destroy the world, and the only way you can prevent this is by sinking all his ships, by shooting planes and helicopters out of the sky so that they fall on the ship. In later levels you'll also come across islands and even a space shuttle. The game has a cartoon theme throughout with some beautifully colourful graphics, and it's amazing to witness the sky changing as day turns into night and back again! The sound effects are great, too – lots and lots of noise! This is a brilliant game and a great way to let all that tension out.

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ISS

(Electric Dreams, 1989)

Colonel-in-Chief Matt Ridley was bored with his desk job, and decided to enter the Sangfalmadore Run – a training arena and maze that has now become unstable. However, he has become totally lost, so you have been sent to rescue him in your Incredible Shrinking Sphere. The arena consists of four levels, which in turn consist of four plates stacked on top of each other. Each plate is made up of tiles, some of which affect your sphere in different ways, making it smaller or larger, or lighter or heavier. You can also make the sphere invulnerable for a long time, allowing you to save ammunition. There is a strong puzzle element to this game, which I like, and the isometric graphics are good. However, the action is a bit slow, and it is really annoying having to go back to the very start of the level if you lose a life.

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Italian Super Car

(Code Masters, 1990)

Like one of Code Masters' earlier games, Super Stunt Man, you have been hired by a film company to drive a fast Italian sports car for some action-packed thrills in a new film. This time there are five scenes, including another jump across the Grand Canyon. As before, cars and helicopters also take part in the film to impede your progress and make life difficult for you, as well as shooting at you. Many scenes also contain mine sites, so you must be careful where you drive. The graphics have been improved considerably and the music on the menu is also good, but the gameplay has worsened; it's simply too difficult. There are too many obstacles and the time limit is too small.

See also: Super Stunt Man.

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Italy 1990

(US Gold, 1990)

Recreate the 1990 World Cup in this fantastic football game. Choose your favourite team out of the 24 available and attempt to reach the World Cup final. It's obvious that great care has been taken with this game; it's fast, the music is great, and the graphics are wonderful, particularly the players themselves, who even wear the right colour of kit for their country – you don't find that in many football games! The only problems are that it's too easy to win against the computer, and when you do win the final, there's a bug which tells you that the losing team won the World Cup (which was corrected in a later release – Italy 1990 Winners Edition). It's still great fun, though.

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