By: Elite Genre: Bat 'n' Ball Players: 1 Difficulty: Medium-Hard
Featured Version: ZX Spectrum First Day Score: ???,???
Also Available For: Commodore 64, Amstrad CPC
Arkanoid-inspired bat 'n' ball game. There are 15 single-screen stages on which the object is the same as usual - destroy the bricks on the screen. They are arranged in various patterns, many of which include indestructible examples or ones that require multiple hits. Get through all 15 and the game loops back to the beginning, although it's no easy task getting through the game even once. The longer the ball is in play the faster it gets and aliens arrive at the top of the screen after a while who can deflect the ball and also throw bombs at your bat, both of which can make things very difficult. Happily, there are of course numerous power-up capsules released by some bricks when hit which will also be very familiar - the likes of lasers, extra lives, stick, larger bat, multi-ball, power-ball, bonus points and warp can all be grabbed and there is also a smart-bomb capsule to destroy all aliens currently on-screen.
RKS Score: 7/10
Gameplay Video: here's a video of the whole game being played through (once) by one of the talented fellows at RZX Archives (check out their great channel here). Oh, and don't watch if you want to avoid spoilers!