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Skool Daze (ZX Spectrum)

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Written by  :  Johnny "ThunderPeel2001" Walker (419)
Written on  :  Dec 07, 2004
Platform  :  ZX Spectrum
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Summary

Fantastic retro fun!

The Good

There's something about Skool Daze that just draws you in. It's hard to put your finger on exactly what makes this game so wonderfully playable, but something does and it has teeth! The wonderful open ended gameplay, the simplicity of the objectives, it all seems so close to completion, and yet so far away! You can choose to attend classes or skip them in order to try and complete the game, it's a brilliant example of an 8-bit classic that has yet to be equalled on 16-bit or 32-bit machines!

The Bad

The most annoying thing about this game is the fiddlyness, it often is incredibly hard to knock teachers down with your catapult and get your next shot to bounce of their heads at just the right spot. It's also very hard to tell where you should knock down a fellow student to be able to jump on them to reach the right spot! Oddly enough, despite this the game is still very addictive.

Also, if there was just a little more interactivity in this game it would be fantastic. For example, how about the ability to raise your hand and answer questions in class. Get them right and lessen the number of lines you have!

The Bottom Line

Wonderful and unique, yet to be rivalled on more recent machines. Play a classic game and learn why 8-bit machines could be so much fun!