Spectrum 2.0

Review of 'Dogsbody'

Rating:3 User: The Dean of Games

1985 Bug Byte Software (UK)
by Steven Monks

Despite being inspired in two of the most popular games ever written, Pac-Man and Boulder Dash, this wasn't an easy game to like.
The graphics are pleasant with some nice nasties but I really dislike our main character, which is too blocky for my taste.
Now the major problem with the game is that if you get stuck between boulders or plants you have the restart the game all over again. That would be fine if the game was divided in levels, but it is not! You only get one big maze, and if you make the wrong move... restart.
This doesn't mean the game isn't playable or unfinishable, it only means you have to be incredibly patient and careful if you want to get anywhere in it.