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Not up to the usual US Gold standard but still equal to all the other look-alikes.
The demo mode is rather long and can't be broken out of, but that won't worry fans of the original high score freaks and the odd homicidal paranoid who believes it's his or her duty to rid the universe of all malevolent lifeforms with a bit of mindless zapping.
One of the most uninspiring games ever has just been released by US Gold.
Buck Rogers - who is he, anyway? - has been licensed from Sega and part of the game adapted for the computer. No doubt US Gold has tried to be faithful to the arcade version, but surely the graphics could be more detailed. After all, the original is a couple of years old with graphics of the Space Invaders era.
One thing I remember from the arcade was the Star Wars-like trench level, and this is sadly absent from the Spectrum version, and this is one of the areas in which poor Bucky suffers. Although initially fun, the sheer lack of variety soon begins to wear thin and strangely enough, despite my loathing for frustrating games, I actually wish this game was a bit harder. Once you settle in to the rhythm of the game and manage to clear a few levels, it just gets a bit stale.