Spectrum 2.0

Review of 'Merlin'

Rating:2 User: Raphie

Pretty uninspiring platformer. The graphics are colourful and the Merlin sprite is big, but probably too big, and also the sprite interacts with EVERYTHING! Colourclash I don't normally mind, but sprites clashing with the backgrounds, as severely as this? No thanks.

The gameplay is pretty dull, just walk around each screen and collect items and most likely find yourself getting lost and unable to past enemies at all.

Frankly Merlin is a mess and Mike Westlake ended up cloning it twice for Sinclair User - pretty much the same game with a different theme. This and its SU sisters are better off avoiding.