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Frost Byte

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Description

In Frost Byte you control Hickey the Kreezer, an elastic curve which moves sideways, jumps and shoots. You must navigate your way through planet Cosmica, and rescue your brethren, within the limited 'Twang' energy you have.

Cosmica is full of hideous monsters, many of which can be shot. Your character builds momentum as it moves, so some hazards are easier to clear from a running start. You can only jump vertically, although you have control as the character falls. Ammunition is limited, and must be collected throughout your quest.

Three sweets which enhance your character can be collected - the red one increases your speed, blue increases the height of your leap, and green means you can safely fall further. There are additional objects to pick up and use as well.

Screenshots

Frost Byte Atari ST Get the crystal
Frost Byte ZX Spectrum Title screen
Frost Byte ZX Spectrum Game start - don't forget to pick up the ammo
Frost Byte ZX Spectrum Standing on the ground

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The Press Says

Crash! ZX Spectrum Dec, 1986 87 out of 100 87
Atari ST User Atari ST Mar, 1988 8 out of 10 80
Sinclair User ZX Spectrum Jan, 1987 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Crash! ZX Spectrum Jul, 1991 79 out of 100 79
Computer Gamer ZX Spectrum Dec, 1986 65 out of 100 65
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amstrad CPC Oct, 1986 6.25 out of 10 62
Amiga Power Amiga Jul, 1991 57 out of 100 57
Tilt Amiga Jul, 1988 11 out of 20 55
ST Action Atari ST May, 1988 47 out of 100 47
Commodore Format Commodore 64 Jul, 1991 42 out of 100 42

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Contributed to by Martin Smith (63108)