MICRO POWER MAGIC
Professional, Originally Released On Cassette Only
Game Types†††††††† : 9 x Arcade, 1 x Quiz
Release Information††††††† : 1986: MICRO POWER MAGIC, Micro Power, £7.95
Compilation Comprises†† : 1. STOCK CAR, Micro Power
††††††††††††††††† † 2. FELIX MEETS THE EVIL WEEVILS, Micro Power
††††††††††††††††† † 3. ESCAPE FROM MOONBASE ALPHA, Micro Power
††††††††††††††††† † 4. SWAG, Micro Power
††††††††††††††††† † 5. CHESS, Micro Power
††††††††††††††††† † 6. BANDITS AT 3 O' CLOCK, Micro Power
††††††††††††††††† † 7. GALACTIC COMMANDER, Micro Power
††††††††††††††††† † 8. ADVENTURE, Micro Power
††††††††††††††††† † 9. CYBERTRON MISSION, Micro Power
††††††††††††††††† †10. EUROPEAN KNOWLEDGE, Micro Power
Stated compatibility††† : Electron
Actual compatibility††† : Electron, BBC B, B+ and Master 128
Supplier††††††††††† : MICRO POWER, 8/8A Regent Street, Chapel Allerton, LEEDS
††††††††††††††††† † LS7 4PE. Tel: 01532 683186.
Disc compatibility†††† : ADFS 1D00, CDFS 1D00, DFS 1D00 (All titles)
Please see individual entries for complete playing instructions.
Review (Electron User) - "Best Compilation Bargain"
MICRO POWER MAGIC is a compilation of ten previously released games on two cassettes.
STOCK CAR is a motor racing game for one or two players. Power your car round a choice of six circuits, dodge the computer controlled cars and oil slicks. A variable skid facility lets you slide the car around bends - very realistic.
FELIX MEETS THE EVIL WEEVILS is a ladders and levels game. The factory is infested with killer weevils and you must search the conveyors for the nasty beasts, zapping them with your aerosol. But watch out for the ball bearings on the conveyors! A fun game but lacking in colour.
ESCAPE FROM MOONBASE ALPHA was one of the first ever arcade adventure games. In its time it was a breakthrough but by today's standards it's a bit of a joke.
SWAG is a story of two hillbilly crooks. In the one or two player game, you run around the screen collecting diamonds, avoiding the security droids and police cars. SWAG is an updated version of the classic ZOMBIE.
Micro Power's CHESS is an excellent program. It plays a good game and is brimming with facilities.
BANDITS AT 3 O CLOCK is a First World War dogfight game. Battle it out with a computerised Red Baron or one of your friends. The characters are simple and the animation jerky, but the game is still very playable.
GALACTIC COMMANDER gives you the opportunity to demonstrate your piloting abilities as you fly a lunar lander through a series of increasingly difficult missions. The game employs some very nice high resolution graphics but as they are drawn in magenta on a blue background they are virtually invisible. Apart from this the game is still very challenging.
ADVENTURE is a text only adventure game. Though not up to Level 9 standards it should still keep you off the streets for a few hours.
Of all the old Micro Power games, CYBERTRON MISSION is one of my authorities. Run through an alien-infested maze searching for treasure. It's a great rapid fire shoot 'em up game.
EUROPEAN CHALLENGE is an educational quiz. How did that get in here? Each round consists of forty multiple choice questions.
For less than 80 pence per program, this must be the bargain of the year!
Sound ........................... 6
Graphics ........................ 8
Playability ..................... 8
Value for money ................ 10
Overall ......................... 8
James Riddell, ELECTRON USER 4. 3