Spectrum 2.0

Review of 'Buzzsaw+ (Foxton Locks Mix)'

Rating:5 User: szeliga

I discovered a pre-release demo of this game on my divIDE card at the weekend and subsequently downloaded the release version from WoS. I proceeded to spend all my free time for the entire weekend on it!

The game reminds me of Tetris but to describe it as a clone is an injustice. There is no look-ahead feature for the next block but instead there is a sound effect to notify you of the titular Buzzsaw that gratuitously and messily (!) removes "creatures" from the play area. The first few levels are slow enough that you have plenty of time to set up a chain of creatures for the buzzsaw to rip through (!) but by the time you get to level 8 or 9 there is not much time to think at all!

There are subtleties to work out too with ton(ne) weights appearing and working out which direction the buzzsaw will take off in but I'm still trying to figure out how to make the starburst appear at will!

All that text and I still haven't mentioned the glorious multi-colour graphics that would have made the author a fortune if released in the Spectrum's heyday! An excellent game.