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SPACE TREK

 

 

Professional, Originally Released On Cassette Only

 

Disc compatibility     : ADFS 1D00, CDFS 1D00, DFS 1D00

 

Review (Electron User)

This is quite a good implementation of the classic game for micros. I would imagine there are still quite a few people who have not yet commanded the Starship Enterprise on its voyages through the edges of space where it encounters the dreaded Klingons/Vaiders.


The program offers a variety of commands via which the on-board computers produce information on screen. The commands are printed on handy reference cards included in the cassette case. The program is written to run on both the Electron and BBC Micro, so the speed tends to suffer when run on the Electron. With the program priced competitively and the listing freely available, Dimax have bravely taken a positive stand in the controversy over copying.


I have played Trek on the Electron before, and this is a much better version than the one I bought previously. Even with all the on-board computers, it's still very tough going. There are moments requiring split-second decisions, but generally tactics can be formulated carefully. The speed with which I moved from Condition Green to being disabled was rather disconcerting, but I think that was more a reflection on the captain than the ship.

Phil Tayler, ELECTRON USER 1.12