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User Reviews

There are no reviews for the ZX Spectrum release of this game. You can use the links below to write your own review or read reviews for the other platforms of this game.

Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 2.8
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.3
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.7
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.2
Overall User Score (6 votes) 3.2

Critic Reviews

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Apart from the inevitable cosmetic differences, the game remains the same: thankfully, the arcade planet landing sequence is well represented and the adventure aspect remains intact. In fact, the only real drawback of this (and other) 8-bit incarnations, is the lack of mouse control for which the game was primarily designed.
Crash! (Mar, 1989)
"The first time I played this was on the Atari ST and to tell you the truth this version was not all that different. Some of the edge has been taken off the graphics, but the game's 'feel' has been perfectly translated and playability remains the same..."
Sinclair User (Apr, 1989)
"...the French write really strange games. Captain Blood should win the Prix Internationale de Strangeness, it's so strange."
Your Sinclair (May, 1989)
"I doubt, however, that there are many gamesters', zappers, strategists or adventurers - who are willing to put the long preliminary hours in, simply to get properly involved. This is reflected in my mark, but those who chose to persevere might find an intelligent strategy game lurking here."
The Alienesque H.R. Giger-inspired organic spacecraft console doesn't lose too much in the translation to monochrome and, although grainy, the 3-D canyon sequence are effective. Hyperspace and planet-destruction graphics sequences are disappointingly crude, but Jarre's Zoolook music is enjoyable enough and so's the overall gameplay. Unfortunately, Captain Blood is showing its age now.