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Arcadia Reviews (ZX Spectrum)

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Category Description User Score
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Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.0
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Overall User Score (5 votes) 2.9

Critic Reviews

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Retro Gamer (Feb, 2006)
An addictive, fast-paced Space Invaders clone (featuring the evil Atarian Empire) was just what the home computing scene needed. Anyone who had ‘ummed’ and ‘ahhed’ about buying a computer was reassured that they’d made the right choice. The Spectrum and the Vic 20 became serious contenders overnight, all thanks to Imagine.
The game makes good use of the Spectrum's colour capabilities, but most importantly it lives up to the advertisement blurbs and gives you a good addictive game of space attack.
Home Computing Weekly (Mar 15, 1983)
The true test of a game like this is the "just one more go" syndrome. And with Arcadia you will find yourself suffering from just that. It is so tempting to try again. Well packaged and well worth the money.
Crash! (Feb, 1984)
Generally considered to be the best shoot ’em up game around. Aliens come in droves from the right, each wave more suicidal than the last. Continuous fire and thrust (to half the screen height only) with good keyboard positions. Excellent hi-res smooth graphics. Joystick: Kempston (and softlink II) or Fuller. Addictive and difficult to master.