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Description

In Frost Byte you control Hickey the Kreezer, an elastic curve which moves sideways, jumps and shoots. You must navigate your way through planet Cosmica, and rescue your brethren, within the limited 'Twang' energy you have.

Cosmica is full of hideous monsters, many of which can be shot. Your character builds momentum as it moves, so some hazards are easier to clear from a running start. You can only jump vertically, although you have control as the character falls. Ammunition is limited, and must be collected throughout your quest.

Three sweets which enhance your character can be collected - the red one increases your speed, blue increases the height of your leap, and green means you can safely fall further. There are additional objects to pick up and use as well.

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Frost Byte Commodore 64 Title screen and main menu
Frost Byte Amstrad CPC Hey, it's Abominable!
Frost Byte ZX Spectrum Game start - don't forget to pick up the ammo
Frost Byte Atari ST Game over

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Critic Reviews

Crash! ZX Spectrum Dec, 1986 86 out of 100 86
Atari ST User Atari ST Mar, 1988 8 out of 10 80
Sinclair User ZX Spectrum Jan, 1987 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Commodore Format Commodore 64 Jun, 1992 8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars 80
Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum Jul, 1991 70 out of 100 70
Amiga Format Amiga Aug, 1991 69 out of 100 69
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amstrad CPC Oct, 1986 6.25 out of 10 62
Amiga Power Amiga Jul, 1991 57 out of 100 57
ST Action Atari ST May, 1988 47 out of 100 47
Commodore Format Commodore 64 Jul, 1991 42 out of 100 42

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