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Commodore 64Computer and Video Games (CVG)
The game is extremely addictive — it had me glued to the '64 for hours. A must for Commodore owners.
ZX SpectrumSinclair User
RIGHT. There's this planet popping out of a black hole somewhere and, as you might be in similar circumstances, it's unstable. Rotten to the core, in fact. So Blob, the Bio-Logically, Operated Being - groan - is sent out to repair the core before it blows up.
Starquake from Bubble Bus sees the return of Steve Crow, programmer of the much acclaimed Wizard's Lair. Starquake revolves around a small Bio-Logically operated being named Blob, who's been landed with the menial task of saving the universe from a savage destruction.
An unstable and potentially dangerous planet is emerging from a black hole somewhere among the backwaters of the galaxy. The planet is so unstable that it'll blow into a million fragments if its Planetary Core isn't fixed. If the planet does go kaboom then the whole universe will go up too in a massive chain reaction: a Starquake. Blob has the job of rebuilding the planet's core, thereby preventing disaster. You pick up the quest, controlling Blob, after his ship has crashlanded upon the planet in question.
Produced by Bubble Bus and written by Steve Crow, programmer of Wizard's Lair
, Starquake turned out to be very similar to its predecessor in terms of graphics and sound. The addictive gameplay, however, has a flavour all of it's own.
Amstrad CPCAmstrad Action
A big one for exploration freaks, and the gameplay's pretty strong too. There are
plenty of interesting features to experiment with, and some tough obstacles to get past. It's nothing very exciting to look at, but a big task and lots of nice touches more than make up for this.
ZX SpectrumSinclair User
This re-release of a Bubble Bus oldie is well-deserved. Starquake is one of the most enjoyable and well-designed collect-the-objects-and-zap-the-nasties titles.
Atari STST Action
Starquake will not win any prizes for originality and outstanding graphics, but its game-play is mildly amusing and challenging. Collecting objects is certainly not a new preoccupation in arcade games, but it has been employed to great effect in Starquake. It seems that no matter how spectacular the graphics created on the ST, love them or hate them, multi-level arcade games of this ilk will always have a place in the software market.
ZX SpectrumYour Spectrum
Great galactic gargleblasters, an unstable planet has just emerged from a black hole and the galaxy is gonna go Boom unless you stop it!
As BLOB (Bio-Logically Operated Being) you're the man for the job, the man in the know, so off you go. Starquake is a mega-massive arcade adventure in the Sabre Wulf / Nodes of Yesod mould. All you have to do is save the galaxy from total destruction - so c'mon, by now that should be a complete doddle.
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