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ZX SpectrumPopular Computing Weekly (Oct 10, 1985)
As with Adventure International's previous offering, Gremlins. there are graphics aplenty and far from being a waste of memory, these are moody and imaginative, even containing some animation. t's a rather linear sort of game and there are ample opportunities tor masochists to enjoy sudden death (memo to Adventure International: What about Save to Buffer next time - please?). My only other quibbles are that the three screen sections can become a trifle untidy and the price is somewhat steep. I guess Robin's given up robbing the rich and started to live on his royalties.
ZX SpectrumSinclair User (Oct, 1985)
I found the scenario compelling and the identification with Robin very easy given the fine graphics. It is good to see one of our own home-grown heroes in adventure action, and I thoroughly recommend Robin of Sherwood to all potential freedom-fighters. The game is a little pricey at £9.95 but it is worth saving up for.
ZX SpectrumCrash! (Oct, 1985)
Robin of Sherwood and the Touchstones of Rhiannon, unlike many other TV tie-ins, is a superb implementation of the original. The graphics are nothing short of stunning and the plot maintains your interest throughout. I liked Gremlins a lot but rather wished I had seen the film. However Robin of Sherwood is a story familiar to everyone and this game is a magnificent interpretation of the theme. If you liked Gremlins, or if you don’t normally play adventures, take a look at this one.
ZX SpectrumHome Computing Weekly (Oct 08, 1985)
The occasional adventurer will not find enough instant appeal in the game, and adventure buffs will find it too limited. It won't appeal much to Robin Of Sherwood fans either; no Clannad theme tune or Michael Praed (much to the disappointment of Gorand, my elfin assistant, although a "full color poster" offer is mentioned). Because it's a TV tie-in I expect it will go into the Top Twenty, even though better adventures are available for less than this, rather inflated, price. It's not a particularly bad game, but it's not very good either. My rating would be lower but for the graphics. So, unless you want pretty pictures, not recommended.
Commodore 64Computer and Video Games (CVG) (Nov, 1985)
Robin of Sherwood is a competent and clean adventure game.
ZX SpectrumComputer Gamer (Oct, 1985)
To sum up then, Robin of Sherwood is an excellent game - one of the most enjoyable and atmospheric adventures I have played all year. It has good location descriptions, an enthralling plot and stunning graphics. And at £9.95 it is fairly priced. This will be one of the years best selling adventures. Highly recommended.
Amstrad CPCAmtix! (Nov, 1985)
The difficulty level is well set, despite some frustrations due to vocabulary problems, but my overall impression was of disappointment that they had not done more with characterisation and plot sophistication, However, the game isn't bad and in fact fans of the TV series would probably find it a worthy addition to their collection despite its limitations. For anybody else: well, you could do worse than have this game but there are more rewarding challenges awaiting you in other games. All in all, if you can spare the money, then buy it — but don't make it a top priority.
Commodore 64Zzap! (Nov, 1985)
You could do a lot worse than add this to your collection and if you are a fan of Robin Hood, you will probably find it worth while as one of the game's strong points is its atmosphere. Having said all that, if you didn't rush out and buy it, you will not have missed out on much . . .
Amstrad CPCAmstrad Action (Nov, 1985)
This game will probably sell like hot cakes, and people will go on thinking that a game like this is a good adventure. Well it ain't. It may look pretty, it may have glamorous graphics and pictures of movie stars on the cassette cover, but deep down inside its just one of those old pick- up -and -examine puzzlers with a small vocabulary. And everyone will write in and tell the Pilgrim what a boring old twit he is and why didn't he think Robin of Sherwood was the greatest thing since Gremlins. Perhaps it is. but the Cowled Crusader has hopes of greater things and will continue to badger software companies on your behalf to improve their product.