Spectrum 2.0

Review of 'Soft Aid'

Rating:5 User: Matt_B

Hot on the heels of Bob Geldof's Band Aid and Live Aid, this compilation represented the burgeoning software industry's response to the African famine. Priced attractively at £4.95 and with the profits going to such a good cause, it was always going to be a winner, but the selection of games made it rather special too.

With a mixture of then recent releases (Gilligan's Gold, Kokotoni Wilf, 3D Tank Duel, Starbike and Spellbound) and old favourites (The Pyramid, Ant Attack and Horace Goes Skiing) there was definitely something for everyone. Only the egregious Jack and The Beanstalk and the lacklustre Sorcery let the second side down a bit.

This was definitely a must-have at the time, and one of the most memorable compilations of the Spectrum's commercial era.