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Trashman Amstrad CPC Title screen

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Genre
Perspective
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Description

While few young people aspire to the role of a Dustman, New Generation Software felt they would enjoy pretending to be one in 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. Once all the bins have been emptied walking up to the top of the street will complete the level.

Screenshots

Trashman Amstrad CPC Starting location
Trashman Amstrad CPC I'm carrying a bin.
Trashman Amstrad CPC There are complaints that I'm too slow.
Trashman Amstrad CPC I was killed. I left a wife, three kids and 235  points behind.

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Alternate Titles

  • "Basurero" -- Spanish title

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User Reviews

A fun game but mediocre port BeamingLizard (24) 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars

Critic Reviews

Retro Game Reviews Nov 23, 2016 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 40
Amtix! Sep, 1986 15 out of 100 15

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Trivia

Awards

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

Setting

    Most of the streets in the game are named after real streets in Bath where the game's designer, Malcolm Evans, lived. An exception is Montague Road which is in Saltford, a small village close to Bath.

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Kabushi (239290) added Trashman (Amstrad CPC) on Aug 27, 2005
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