Zynaps Reviews (ZX Spectrum)

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Sinclair User (Jul, 1987)
That's about it really. This is the game your joystick was designed for.
Crash! (Jul, 1987)
It seemed like ages since I had a really enjoyable alien-blasting session; Hewson came to the rescue with Zynaps. The graphics are great, the sound’s fine, and the use of colour is excellent, though the concept — collecting add-ons for your ship — is hardly original. Zynaps is really enjoyable; it has reams of playability and stacks of addictivity, and I like it, okay?
Happy Computer (Sep, 1987)
Der Spectrum wurde sicher nicht für flotte Arcade-Spiele gebaut; insofern ist es um so verblüffender, was Zynaps aus der Kiste herausholt: sanftes Scrolling, Sprites en masse und nicht zuletzt viel Spielwitz. Nach der C 64-Version von Nemesis ist Zynaps zur Zeit eines meiner liebsten Ballerspiele. Ich bin gespannt, wie die beiden Umsetzungen gelingen werden.
Der Specci bietet neben einer butterweichen Animation und einem hervorragenden Scrolling einen mittleren Schwierigkeitsgrad, bei dem man nach einigem Üben ganz gut weiterkommt. Wer also einen Spectrum hat, sollte dieses Game nicht missen, Besitzer der anderen Systeme bekommen immerhin noch ein überdurchschnittliches Ballerspiel, daß viel Spaß macht. Auf jeden Fall darf man auf die nächsten Projekte von D.R. sehr gespannt sein!
I must admit I found it a little annoying on the first level to get a decent way into the game, then getting killed and then having to start again and right back at the beginning. Frustrating. I understand, however, that this does not happen on all the levels. Apart from that I can find little wrong with Zynaps. It's a nifty little game.
Your Sinclair (Aug, 1987)
So, the plot isn't original - you're a lone fighter up against hordes of marauding aliens but it's been nicely put together with clear, finely detailed graphics and smooth, fast animation. It seems that the first generation of computer programs are making a bit of a comeback, what with the updated versions of Breakout and early shoot 'em up releases around. Perhaps software houses have finally realised that simple playability is as important as sophisticated programming and playability is something Zynaps has got lots of!