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|AI||How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be||2.0|
|Gameplay||How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.)||2.0|
|Graphics||The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines||2.0|
|Personal Slant||How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes||2.0|
|Sound / Music||The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition||3.5|
|Story / Presentation||The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed||3.0|
|Overall MobyScore (2 votes)||2.4|
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Since the differences between the 48K and 128K are rather obvious in Glider Rider, we thought we should indicate the ratings separately. The additional sound has most effect on ratings like playability and addictivity. Here's one critical comment for the 128K version: "What can I do, except go 'rave, rave rave' over the indescribably superb music in this game? There is just no competition for this (as I write) in the aural stakes, as far as any Spectrum games go. Mikie, Ping Pong, Knight Tyme, all their tunes are put to shame by the stunning soundtrack and FX of Glider Rider."
Joining the 'Silent but Deadly' squadron is not a good idea if you're looking for a quiet life. Any dirty jobs going, and you get it. This one looks particularly nasty. A bunch of arms dealers called the Abraxas Corporation, with few scruples and 'no questions asked, John', are causing a bit of a problem. So the World Council, in its infinite wisdom, has decided that the Abraxas Corporation has got to go, and the lads at the good old SBD squadron are the ones to do it. 'I mean, boys, we'd do it ourselves, but what with the island being made of plastic and therefore invisible to radar, we thought we'd give you the honour.