Fairlight Reviews (ZX Spectrum)

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Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.0
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.1
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Overall User Score (7 votes) 3.1

Critic Reviews

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Still, none of these facts can detract from Fairlight's ability to capture the spirit of role playing games. It really is a spotlight onto another world.
Sinclair User (Dec, 1985)
This is one of the most complete and satisfying role-playing graphic games I have yet seen. There is quite simply so much to do, so much to explore and so much to experiment with.
Crash! (Nov, 1985)
Ultimate first introduced us to realistic 3D graphics but sadly not a lot of game was bolted on to them. Now, thanks to The Edge, that gap has been filled. Fairlight features very high quality graphics and a good tune at the start of the game. While the game is fun to play the desire to see the other screens makes you want to solve puzzles to get nearer the end effect. Controlling Isvar and manipulating objects is very easy and using a bit of brain power it’s not long before you are well and truly hooked. It’s hard to say whether Fairlight will appeal to arcade fanatics but I’m sure there are few people who could actually say the game is useless! The Edge have come up with a very good arcade adventure with 3D graphics that should rate in everybody’s top 10
Your Sinclair (Oct, 1986)
This is still a classic and I for one will be playing the expanded version from now on. Then again, I got my copy for free, and I doubt even I would fork out again for all that hey-nonny-no nonsense, however hum-able. [Test 128k version]
Your Computer (Dec, 1985)
Apart from its graphics and complexity, it's touches like Isvar's five pockets and the weight restrictions on what you carry that make this such a good game. Should keep you happily gnashing your teeth for hours.
Fairlight beschert ungetrübten Spielgenuß; als Nachfolger von Alien 8 wäre es vielleicht geeigneter gewesen als Ultimate‘s eigenes Programm Nightshade.
Computer Gamer (Mar, 1987)
Superb graphics, realistic animation and fiendish puzzles that can be solved with a joystick all add up to create a superb arcade adventure that is only slightly spoiled by a marked loss of speed when more than one monster appears on the screen.
Eurogamer.net (UK) (Oct 16, 2007)
Ultimately, Fairlight was the game you chose from your collection to show off the abilities of your Spectrum to a visiting Aunt and Uncle. This game was truly a technical marvel that pushed the quality of gaming graphics forward to the next level and provided the player with a rather good adventure game to boot.