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Playing through 20 packed levels is going to be a real burning-the-midnight-oil job, so if you've a few weeks to spare and a coffee machine next to your computer this is a definite must-buy.
AmigaZero (May, 1990)
It's good to see a game that manages to be large in scope and simple in playability. Some people say arcade adventures are coming back into fashion, BSS Jane Seymour says they never went out.
AmigaThe Games Machine (UK) (Aug, 1990)
Programmable robots/drones are becoming increasingly popular in games, the language used in Gravity the best so far but the different types of droids and cartridges mean that, in its way, BSS is equally versatile. With the many different information panels and screens, its attention to detail that spreads throughout the game. BSS is a large but not vast game that will appeal greatly to cartographers and arcade adventurers alike.
Atari STST Format (Nov, 1990)
BSS Jane Seymour offers a challenge Dungeon fans will enjoy, while the updated setting is considerably more interesting than dark dungeon walls. Gameplay and problem solving are well combined so that aliens appear just when you least need them. The difficulty level is also well judged, ensuring that you'll return to the game again and again. The style may be a little hackneyed but the game is lively and addictive.
Visually, the game is very impressive. The first person perspective window works well, and all the graphics are colourful and instantly recognisable. It's not an easy game, by any standards. It's size in one of the things that increases its difficulty, along with some obscure puzzles. If this doesn't keep you playing for years, nothing will.
AmigaInfo (Feb, 1992)
Spacewrecked is all mouse-driven with simple, intuitive control that doesn't get in the way of playing the game. The game has auto-mapping to make your explorations less confusing and getting around is accomplished by clicking directional arrows. There are plenty of useful objects lying around, and managing them is an easy matter of clicking them into your inventory. The graphics are in the middle range, with plenty of detail and a slightly cartoonish style. The programmable robots add considerably to the depth of the game and I like the idea of having to repair the ships rather than blowing them up. The play's the thing here and if you're looking for a sci-fi action adventure with a high attention-keeping factor, look no further than Spacewrecked.
AmigaAmiga Joker (Mar, 1990)
Der Screenaufbau erinnert sehr stark an „Dungeon Master“ (besonders die Inventory-Verwaltung), ist aber leider nicht annähernd so gut konzipiert: Man muß die Icons schon sehr genau plazieren (alles komplett mausgesteuert), und auch die Anordnung könnte um einiges logischer und übersichtlicher sein. Die Grafik ist durchwegs nicht schlecht und ziemlich abwechslungsreich; die Soundeffekte gehen ebenfalls in Ordnung, auf Musik muß man dafür gänzlich verzichten. Das Kampfsystem ist allerdings nicht optimal gelöst, immer nur mit einem Fadenkreuz herumzufuchteln, wird auf Dauer einfach langweilig. Trotzdem ist Federation Quest I ein feines Spielchen, die Atmosphäre ist stimmig, und auf den beiden Disketten findet sich sehr viel Unterhaltung für's Geld.!
(page 18)
DOSPC Joker (Feb, 1992)
Fassen wir zusammen: Spacewrecked ist ein actionreiches Tüftel-Abenteuer mit Rollenspiel-Elementen, dem seinerzeit der Durchbruch ohne triftigen Grund versagt blieb. Und da die gute alte BSS Jane Seymour erfreulich wenig Kosmo-Staub angesetzt hat, wäre ihr beim zweiten Anlauf mehr Erfolg zu gönnen!
Atari STST Format (Sep, 1992)
(Budget re-release)
A fair 3D adventure hampered by an unnecessarily long-winded control system and too much loading and disk-swapping. The graphics are fine while the plot is jolly meaty. 20 levels and some mean puzzles promise plenty of lasting appeal, but there's a lot of wandering through empty corridors between the good bits. OK if you've got lots of time and patience.
AmigaAmiga Action (Jun, 1992)
A half decent role playing affair, in which you take control of a repair team on board an intergalactic ship.
AmigaPower Play (Nov, 1990)
Auf den ersten Blick sieht "B.S.S. Jane Seymour" aus wie ein billiges Action-Adventure, mit keinerlei spielerischem Nährwert. Gewöhnt man sich aber an die Steuerung und sieht mal von der recht simplen Grafik ab, hat dieses Programm durchaus einen gewissen Unterhaltungswert. Die Idee mit den programmierbaren Robotern ist ganz nett und gezielter Einsatz der Blechkumpane hilft ungemein. Ansonsten bietet Jane Seymour Durchschnittskost. Freunde von einfachen "Ich suche alle Räume ab"-Spielen werden dank reichhaltiger Auswahl an Gegenständen und fast 4000 zu erforschenden Räumen anständig bedient.