Spectrum 2.0

Review of 'T.L.L.'

Rating:5 User: Digital Prawn

Really playable, fast-paced game where you have to fly your Tornado aircraft over various targets without crashing into nearby obstacles such as houses, trees or even power-lines. View is sort of top-down, but really at a 45-degree angle due to the pseudo-3D graphics. The viewing angle (and more importantly altitude) is emphasised by the shadow of the aircraft cast on the ground.

8-way scrolling has to use 8-pixel increments, due to the multi-coloured game world, so it's not exactly smooth by modern standards, but funnily enough it works quite well. Perhaps it's because the game runs at a fair pace, and it's certainly nice to see the green grass, yellow cliffs and cyan sea.

You really have to have your wits about you when you play this one. Good reaction times are essential. The blink of an eye can be catastrophic. Also you can't take too long trying to nab those targets, or the aircraft might run out of fuel.

Overall, it's the playability and spot-on difficulty level that makes this game excellent. Always fun for a quick go, and takes some practice to become an adept pilot.