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ZX SpectrumSinclair User
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.
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.
Commodore 64Computer and Video Games (CVG)
Robin of Sherwood is a competent and clean adventure game.
ZX SpectrumComputer Gamer
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.
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.
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
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.