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Commodore 64Zzap! (Sep, 1986)
Original and refreshing games on the Commodore seem few and far between these days. Arac is one of those rarities. It's a very unusual, and graphically excellent arcade adventure where you have to explore a one hundred location complex and shut down the reactor. Doing so is a difficult task and it requires quite a bit of thought and arcade skill to do so. All the locations are extremely well drawn, with great use of colour giving a very pleasant overall effect. The main sprite is brilliant, especially when it goes into arachnid mode, and the animals inhabiting the complex are all big and nicely animated too. Sound is tacking, but you can't have everything. If you're into arcade adventures then give this a go -- it's well worth the money.
Commodore 64ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) (Aug, 1986)
Also, packen Sie Ihren Joystick, und setzen Sie Arac in Bewegung. Die Animation ist sehr gut, Arac bewegt sich ohne das kleinste Rucken. Natürlich stehen ihm jede Menge Hindernisse im Weg. Grafikmäßig ist das Spiel sehr gut, nur beim Sound tut sich nicht viel im Commodore. Es sieht schon recht lustig aus, wenn Arac wieder einmal sein Fliegennetz schießt. Ob er dabei die fliegen und andere Helfershelfer seiner Mission fängt, hängt ganz von Ihnen ab. Ein gut gelungenes Spiel von ADDICTIVE GAMES!
Commodore 64Computer Gamer (Sep, 1986)
The game must be complete within a time limit (you have the choice of two) but can end sooner if you run out of energy. The game is easy to control and the graphics look quite attractive without being devastating. Arac shows just what can be done with a little imagination. There is no need to have arcade adventures with thousands of screens. Arac has just 100 and will give you considerably more enjoyment than most of its bigger brothers.
Commodore 64Computer and Video Games (CVG) (Sep, 1986)
The one annoying fact I found after many hours of playing was when you ran out of energy, you had to start right back at the beginning again, but that aside , Arac will catch you in it's web of intrigue and playability.
Commodore 64Happy Computer (1986)
Im großen und ganzen könnte man Arac als Action-Adventure bezeichnen, doch ist mir das Spielprinzip etwas zu ungewöhnlich, um es unbedingt in diese Ecke drängen zu wollen. Ich würde es eher als Geschicklichkeitsspiel mit Adventure-Einlagen bezeichnen, das sicherlich mal einen Blick wert ist, wen man vor der nächsten Software-Kauf-Entscheidung steht.
PC BooterThe Games Machine (UK) (Jul, 1988)
While Starquake (reviewed in TGM 007) had speed and action, Arac is more sedate. Little pressure is placed on the player and it's all very uninspiring both graphically and in play. The Spiderbot mode and the puzzles make it more of an arcade adventure than most and as such it is enjoyable and absorbing, if a little tired looking.