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Scuba Dive Reviews (ZX Spectrum)

Critic Score
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
User Score
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Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 2.6
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.2
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.4
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 2.0
Overall User Score (5 votes) 2.8

Critic Reviews

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Home Computing Weekly (Feb 28, 1984)
The graphics are amongst the best I have seen - turning sharks display a 'Jaw's-like' full face and the whole game is colourful, creating real excitement. Controls react fast and, even with joystick, the slightest mistake is fatal. But too easy games are not much fun and I think this one will keep me happy for some considerable time.
Crash! (Mar, 1984)
The detail of the graphics is quite staggering. Not only are they large but they’re also realistically very small. The sharks have a lot of frames to make the movement work, including a very good turning action. The game is full of nasty touches like the giant jelly fish which float on the surface and hide behind the boat waiting to catch a diver as he jumps off. The diver’s movement, too, is just wonderful, both in diving off and in swimming. A bit of continuous sound, the effect of breathing bubbles perhaps, would have been a help, but to be honest, this game doesn’t need much help. Like Jungle Trouble I found it to be immensely addictive — it should probably be banned as a health risk before it has time to take off! Great!
Tilt (May, 1984)
Ce jeu est servi par des graphismes de qualité et une animation remarquable.
Happy Computer (Sep, 1984)
„Scuba Dive“ ist ein Spiel, das ich empfehlen kann, da es von der Grafik her wohl einmalig ist. Es dauert sehr lange, ehe dieses Spiel langweilt. Der einzige (winzige) Nachteil ist, daß es so gut wie keine Toneffekte enthält - doch wie will man schon das Schwinmen eines Tauchers vertonen? „Scuba Dive“ wird für zirka 30 Mark angeboten und erhält von mir die Note eins.