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Our Users Say

Platform Votes Score
Amiga 1 0.8
Amstrad CPC 2 2.1
Arcade 1 3.0
Atari ST 2 3.5
Commodore 64 3 2.4
Game Boy 1 3.0
NES 1 3.0
ZX Spectrum 2 2.6
Combined MobyScore 13 2.6

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AmigaAmiga Joker
Wenn das Game auch schwierig zu beschreiben ist, spielen tut es sich einfach hervorragend! Technisch stimmt ebenfalls alles: Ordentliche Grafik, flotter Sound, eine optimal gelöste Steuerung, Zwei-Spieler Option und ein Level-Editor – also alles, was des Tüftlers Herz begehrt. Plotting zählt somit ganz klar zu den besonders gefährlichen Süchtigmachern!
Atari STAtari ST User
It's never as easy as that and there are plenty of devious screens to get stuck into. Great game - graphics and sound are of secondary importance but are also very tasty.
ZX SpectrumYour Sinclair
This is quite a good one - colourful, professionally-presented and smooth - playing, and with a fair smattering of cutsie appeal. However, it's probably not got the lasting appeal of, say, Plotting (also reviewed this issue) [Erm, I think Matt meant Puzznic - NickH]. Each screen is just too similar to the one before - it's not a fault of the Speccy programmers, simply a limitation of the game design, which can get repetitive and samey. My attention tended to wander at times, meaning I didn't pay enough notice to planning my next move - a potentially fatal way to go about things. It's not to say I didn't enjoy the game though - far from it - just that there've been 'simple yet incredibly addictive' puzzle games one too many times already. Somehow they just don't seem quite so original anymore - which is a bit weird for a genre where original-but-simple gameplay is the stock-in-trade, isn't it?
AmigaCU Amiga
Plotting is simply brilliant. The addition of a Plot construction kit means that it will give timeless appeal, as you can put together your own levels with differing brick formations and pipes which you can bounce tiles off from the side or shoot through the middle from above. Pipes coupled with the various designs of roofs means that there are some points that cannot be reached so it becomes important on later levels to think ahead and calculate your moves.
AmigaAmiga Format
Despite the rather daft title and overly cute appearance, Plotting is actually an intriguing and compulsive little puzzle game. The concept is simple enough to get into, but you still have to keep your eyes open and your mind on every move to complete the levels successfully. Getting complacent on even the easier levels is a sure way to quick defeat! These days it is difficult to come up with new computer puzzle ideas, but Plotting is certainly original and highly playable to boot!
My first reaction to Plotting was 'Huh?', but when I'd got the gist I realised what a simple and readily playable puzzle game it is. Unfortunately, unless you tread very carefully and push your luck with the time limit, you often can't see why it's game over until it's too late; tile, step and pipe arrangements can be highly deceptive. It's for this reason that the construction kit isn't very useful. Unless you try to work it out it's easy to create levels that are impossible to complete.
AmigaPower Play
Unsere Spielfigur, offensichtlich ein naher Verwandter von Tiki aus Neuseeland, hat eine ganze Menge zu tun, bis er alle Klötzchen abgebaut hat. Auch wenn Plotting nur wenige Spielelemente bietet, so können diese überzeugen. Ein kleines, überschaubares Spielfeld und vier unterschiedliche Steinsymbole lassen genug Freiraum für eigene Kreativität und Knobelkunst. Die Spielidee ist gut durchdacht und nicht einfach nur dahin geschludert, um im momentanen Denkspiel-Boom abzusahnen. Besonders viel Spaß verspricht der Zwei-Spieler-Modus. Hier wird der Ehrgeiz richtig schön angestachelt.
Game BoyPower Play
Freunde von Denk- und Kombinations-Spielen können sich das Modul problemlos kaufen.
Game BoyVideo Games
Gegen die etablierten Puzzlegranaten (“Tetris“, “Puzznic“, “Kwirk“) hat‘s das beschauliche Flipull schwer. Das weitsichtige Blöckchen-Wegscheppern ist eine recht liebe Spielidee, der Zwei-Spieler. Modus gelungen und für zehn Minuten zwischendurch ist das Modul gut geeignet. Doch ist die Grafik ein bißchen sehr fuzzelig und der Suchtfaktor nur mittelmäßig. Denkspielfans werden zufrieden sein, aber ein Muß-Modul ist Flipull nicht gerade.