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Zaxxon has earned a permanent place in the annals of video games, and it has been said that the commodore 64 version is not only the most faithful reproduction of the arcade game, but may be better than the original! I say only one who has dropped a month's wages in quarters into a Zaxxon machine would know for sure. Zaxxon is the pioneer game of the overhead-offset-3-d view of the action, a departure from the straight on, two dimensional displays that dominated the early industry. Now you can stop skulking around those game halls, and play at home.
Now this reviewer can't believe the game has been so faithfully recreated on a home computer. Had I not played the game with my own joystick I wouldn't have believed it - especially as I'd seen a couple of previous attempts on other micros fail dismally. Quite simply the best shoot 'em up for the 64.
Generell ist zu sagen, daß a) die Erwartungen der Käufer zu hoch gesteckt waren und b) daß Zaxxon diese hohen Ansprüche nicht erfüllen kann – und das schon gar nicht auf Dauer! Alles in allem, Zaxxon ist nicht das, was man so hört, wird aber sicher bei den Weltraumabenteuern einen gehobenen Rang einnehmen, den er sich trotz alledem verdient hat.