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Barmy Burgers

Barmy Burgers

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1983

Have you ever been chased by two sausages and a fried egg, no? Well here's your chance. All you have to do is race across all the ingredients to make up a super half pounder. As you race over them they will drop down to the next section, try to keep to the top of the pile as this will be the quickest way to build them up. If things get a bit to hot in the kitchen you may sprinkle pepper onto your pursuers this will render them helpless, they will quickly disappear back to the beginning of the screen, but you have only enough for five blasts per man so be careful how you use it.

Barmy Burgers

Barmy Burgers

Dragon 32/64 - Released - 1984

Burger Time clearly influenced this manic arcade action game, in which your task is to make burgers, by collecting the 4 core components in sequence. Chasing you as you do this are two sausages and eggs, contact with which costing you a life. You are armed with a pepper spray, which paralyzes them for a few seconds, but this is limited to five uses per level. When you touch the burger pieces, they drop, and can be used as weapons to stop the pursuing foods. The arrangement of platforms features many ladders, which you must use to chase and dodge the respective ingredients.

The Bells

The Bells

Amstrad CPC

This is a fairly close copy of Ocean/Century's arcade platformer, Hunchback. Your goal is to traverse each screen filled with perils, so that you may reach the bell that is placed on the right side. The first screen contains only a ball or bullet that crosses the screen, which you must jump over. Jumping straight into the bell rope will kill you, however. The next screen has gaps which you must jump across, with the right distance in mind. After that comes a similar screen, only the pits are filled with pikemen who lower and raise their pikes. Timing is necessary in order not to be impaled as...

The Bells

The Bells

Dragon 32/64 - Released - 1984

Written by Drew Marshall, this is a fairly close copy of Ocean/Century's arcade platformer, Hunchback. Your goal is to traverse each screen filled with perils, so that you may reach the bell that is placed on the right side. Your bell-ringer has two different jumps. One is for jumping up in the air, so that you can avoid projectiles, and the other one is a long jump for bridging gaps. Each screen must be crossed within a short amount of time, or Quasimodo will be struck by lightning.

Caverns of Chaos

Caverns of Chaos

Dragon 32/64 - Released - 1984

Deep underground on the planet Sagon are the Caverns of Chaos. Playing as the explorer Starman Jones you set out on a mission to negotiate the vast labyrinth, collecting keys from each cave to open the secret door to the next cavern. Many pitfalls will impede your progress such as one-way conveyors and bouncing platforms.

Chopper Rescue

Chopper Rescue

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1983

Scientists are being entombed by radioactive waste dropped from overflying planes. You must rescue them in your helicopter by shooting away the waste and making tunnels in it to reach them. The gun fires in the direction of travel and there's not much time. If you get hit by the falling waste you're dead. This is a very fast game, you can replenish fuel by docking on helipad. Controls: cursor keys. Tips: Try to use horizontal tunels in order to have protection from the "Concorde"

Confusion

Confusion

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - 1983

DoDo

DoDo

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1983

Do-Do is a rather slow-paced clone of Sega's Pengo. You're a man in the middle of a screen filled with blocks, and with enemies approaching you from all directions. Your only way to take out the enemies is to push the blocks at them, thereby crushing them. The nasties are able to crush blocks which are not moving, though, so that you must hurry so as not to run out of blocks to use either as a weapon or a cover.

Gotcha

Gotcha

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1983

An arcade game where you need to get the loot without getting caught by guards or various traps.

Perilous Pit

Perilous Pit

Dragon 32/64 - Released - 1984

You play as Boris the Miner and must fill your rail truck with diamonds. Each screen contains three diamonds which must be collected and placed in the moving truck before it reaches the right of the screen in order to progress to the next screen. Failure to do so results in the loss of a life. The moving platform can aid you, but you must contend with the evil Orbis and it's friends.

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