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DescriptionWhile 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.
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- May 1985 (Issue 1) - #55 'It's the Zzap! 64 Top 64!'
- 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.
Magazine Editors' contestWhen New Generation launched their Complete Machine Code Tutor educational package, they attracted magazines to the launch by staging a Trashman competition among UK magazine editors, offering a weekend for two in Paris to the winner (Pete Green of Computing Today)
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