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Crash Powertape September 1991 (ZX Spectrum)

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Description

This cover-mounted magazine cassette has some relatively unusual items on, with only one former commercial game - fondly-remembered RPG/strategy hybrid Lords of Midnight. There is a playable demo of the SAM Coupé version of F-16 Combat Pilot, one of the few simulations for MGT's ill-fated 'Super Spectrum'. It also has the Voice Manipulator sound sampler, and a set of 'pokes' (tips and cheats using the Spectrum's POKE command)

Last but not least The Bobby Yazz show - rated 85% by Crash, but never released due to the intended publishers going bankrupt. This the action puzzler is set under the premise of a futuristic TV game-show, hosted by the madcap Bobby Yazz. The gameplay is divided into four distinct types of levels, with restart points after every 8 stages, and some amusing adverts (for products such as "Soapo Plus. Better than our last rubbish. It almost works" and "Kill 'Em - the nuclear game for all ages").

The first level involves moving around a maze so as to colour in every square. Flying around the levels are droids which rub out any sectors they hit, but can be killed by touching them. The third level is similar, only now you must touch a few squares (those with keys on) but the enemies are fatal to the touch. Both these levels have a number of power-ups available, via big bubbles to collect.

The second level type involves trying to navigate through a blind path, with the squares revealing themselves as you move through them. After each of the three main levels, you get to a bonus level, in which green tokens appear for a limited period of time, and a certain number must be collected to get a bonus.

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Crash Powertape September 1991 ZX Spectrum Title Screen
Crash Powertape September 1991 ZX Spectrum Tagwar Ad
Crash Powertape September 1991 ZX Spectrum I've died, as Bobby enjoys rubbing in
Crash Powertape September 1991 ZX Spectrum Level 3 - collect the red keys

Alternate Titles

  • "The Bobby Yazz Show" -- Exclusive game included

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Bobby Yazz is fun at first, but soon becomes infuriating Martin Smith (63162) 3.4 Stars3.4 Stars3.4 Stars3.4 Stars3.4 Stars

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Martin Smith (63162) added Crash Powertape September 1991 (ZX Spectrum) on Oct 26, 2004