Spectres (ZX Spectrum)

Spectres ZX Spectrum This screen is displayed after the game has loaded


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Spectres is a Pac-Man styled game in which the payer takes on the role of Eddie who's job description probably says he's a 'Maze Maintenance worker.'

Eddie is an electrician. His job is to replace all the light bulbs in a maze, a maze that's naturally enough populated by ghosts. As the player / Eddie walks around the maze they leave a trail of light bulbs behind them. When Eddie reaches a generator all light bulbs currently placed will light up, this makes any ghosts in the lit areas vulnerable. However, when the generator burns out it disappears and takes all the bulbs with it.

When a ghost catches Eddie it takes him to the centre of the maze where there's a pen with an electrified fence. Eddie enters, a life is lost, and providing there are lives left, the game resumes with all previously placed light bulbs still in position.

Points are scored for light bulbs placed and ghosts captured.


Spectres ZX Spectrum The lights linked to the generator have lit up
Spectres ZX Spectrum Most of the maze is lit up this time. Shame they'll all go when the generator blows. Eddie's hiding behind the generator in the lower right corner
Spectres ZX Spectrum The start of a very short game. Eddie's about to get caught while I struggled to remember the action keys
Spectres ZX Spectrum When the player presses a key the game displays a pretty pattern which disappears to slowly reveal the maze.

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piltdown_man (95995) added Spectres (ZX Spectrum) on Feb 26, 2011