Spectrum 2.0

Review of 'Chuckie Egg'

Rating:5 User: Matt_B

Released at around the same time as Manic Miner this would be the other candidate for the canonical Spectrum platform game.

They couldn't be much more different though; where Manic Miner is a game of precision movement and timing, Chuckie Egg has you hurling yourself around the screen at breakneck pace. Although there are patterns to be learned, and knowing how to apply the game mechanics precisely to each of the levels is very useful, the fact that you replay them with different sets of enemies makes it much more of a seat of the pants experience.

Although there was eventually a sequel, it unfortunately lost the feel that made the original such a great game, becoming more of a Jet Set Willy style arcade adventure. The original, however, can't be beaten and remains very playable.