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The Self-Willed Extreme Environment Volitional Organism, or Sweevo for short, is a goofy-looking and generally incompetent robot. His world is Knutz' Folly, and it comprises almost 200 isometric-viewed screens of danger and challenge, making for a game influenced by Knightlore, although it takes a less serious approach to the genre. Sweevo can enter the world through four different vertical levels, and must use lifts and holes to cross through these to solve many puzzles.

You will meet some decidedly weird inhabitants. Most dangerous are the Dictators and Minxes - contact with these will drain Sweevo's energy, as will contact with water (he's a robot, remember). Energy can be recharged by scaring the Geese and picking up the tokens this reveals. The main score is a percentage, although several other totals are kept - most unusually 'Brownie Points', through contact with the brownies.


Sweevo's World Amstrad CPC Choose level
Sweevo's World Amstrad CPC The First Cut
Sweevo's World Amstrad CPC Waiting Room
Sweevo's World Amstrad CPC Fruit Sallad

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Alternate Titles

  • "Sweevo's Whirled" -- 128K Spectrum Title

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Critic Reviews

Sinclair User ZX Spectrum Feb, 1986 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Crash! ZX Spectrum Feb, 1986 95 out of 100 95
Amtix! Amstrad CPC Feb, 1986 94 out of 100 94
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amstrad CPC Feb, 1986 9.25 out of 10 92
Amstrad Action Amstrad CPC Feb, 1986 90 out of 100 90
Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum Mar, 1986 9 out of 10 90
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) ZX Spectrum Apr, 1986 8.75 out of 10 88
Tilt ZX Spectrum Jul, 1986 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 67


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Version differences

The 128K version Sweevo's Whirled adds 50 extra screens but is not compatible with +2A or +3 models, although the original 48K version is. Both versions were released with major bugs - Sweevo's Whirled cannot be completed due to the last Brownie not being accessible (apparently a consequence of parts of the code being moved around to accommodate the extra screens), while Sweevo's World can be completed but a screen display error will then make it impossible to start a new game.

Related Web Sites

  • CPC-Power (in French) (for Amstrad CPC: game database entry; package material; manual digitalizations; goodies; advertisement; magazine reviews; downloadable release; additional material)
  • Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (encyclopaedic entry for combined platforms)
  • World of Spectrum (for ZX Spectrum: downloadable releases; remake link; player reviews; magazine references; magazine adverts; additional material (including – cassete inlay, advertisement, instructions))
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