Krakout: Commodore C64 March Review

Posted by  on March 1, 2021

Krakout: March featured game

No, not the answer to “What’s the first thing you associate with a builder’s trousers?” Krakout is a Breakout clone with a difference.

Krakout C64

We’ve seen this type of game a lot on various systems. Names such as Arkanoid and Batty will be familiar to many old skool gamers but Krakout stands out because it’s different. All those other games play vertical whereas Krakout plays horizontal. One benefit of playing horizontal is a handy little option where you can swap the side your bat resides on, presumably for left-handed players.

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Solomon’s Key: Sinclair ZX Spectrum February Review

Posted by  on February 2, 2021

Solomon’s Key: February featured game

Solomon’s Key is a single player arcade/strategy platformer conversion from the arcade game of the same name.

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The aim of the game is to escape each level by collecting a key to unlock the exit. You are equipped with a magic wand which can be used to create or destroy blocks to help you do this. To reach the key you will need to arrange blocks so you can move yourself around enemies. To stop you reaching your goal there are various enemies roaming around each level. There are fairies to save while attempting to collect your key and reach the exit. You can rescue fairies by collecting the bells. If you think that sounds a little too easy then you should know there is also a time limit for each level so, while you’re working out the best path in your head the timer is ticking down.

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