Trashman (ZX Spectrum)

Trashman ZX Spectrum The game's title screen. The 'Trashman' title square flashes. This remains on screen as the game loads

MISSING COVER

Genre
Perspective
...
Critic Score
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.2
User Score
5 point score based on user ratings.
Not an American user?

Description

While few young people aspire to the role of a Dustman, New Generation Software felt they would enjoy pretending to be one on this innovative arcade game.

Each section presents you with a road of houses, drawn from forced-perspective 3D, with flick-scrolling as you move up the road. Each house's dustbin must be collected, emptied and replaced within the time limit, which is indicated by the Bonus timer at the top of the screen. If this reaches zero, you receive the first of 3 warnings - a third sees you out of a job.

Setting foot on the grass causes the bonus to drop more quickly, and there are additional hazards to avoid, including the local cars, which appear to be driven by maniacs, and cyclists and barking dogs, which can both injure you and cause your movement to slow.

Screenshots

Trashman ZX Spectrum The street scrolls as Trashman walks up the street
Trashman ZX Spectrum The game's title screen. The 'Trashman' title square flashes. This remains on screen as the game loads
Trashman ZX Spectrum The first warning that this is a timed puzzle
Trashman ZX Spectrum Three strikes and its Game Over again

Promo Images

There are no promo images for this game


Alternate Titles

  • "Basurero" -- Spanish title

User Reviews

There are no reviews for the ZX Spectrum release of this game. You can use the links below to write your own review or read reviews for the other platforms of this game.


Critic Reviews

Eurogamer.net (UK) Oct 24, 2007 9 out of 10 90
Crash! May, 1984 83 out of 100 83
Computer and Video Games (CVG) May, 1984 8 out of 10 80
Sinclair User Jun, 1984 8 out of 10 80

Forums

There are currently no topics for this game.


Trivia

Awards

  • Zzap!
    • May 1985 (Issue 1) - #55 'It's the Zzap! 64 Top 64!'

Related Web Sites

  • Wikipedia (Free Encyclopedia entry.)
  • World of Spectrum (Extensive information includes: downloadable releases; additional material; remakes links; player reviews; magazine references; magazine adverts.)
Martin Smith (62866) added Trashman (ZX Spectrum) on Sep 04, 2004
Other platforms contributed by Kabushi (173000) and Martin Smith (62866)