Spectrum 2.0

Review of 'Deathchase'

Rating:4 User: Matt_B

One of a number of early 3D games from Micromega, this takes its inspiration from the speeder bike chase in the film Return of The Jedi.

The effect of speeding through the forest is a pretty good one, all the more effective to anyone who had just seen the aforementioned film. That it ran on a 16K Spectrum was all the more remarkable as a technical achivement.

On the downside, there's not really much to the gameplay; avoiding crashing into trees, and shooting at other bikes and the occasional tank or helicopter is about all there is to it. A change of palette allows for night driving stages with lower contrast colours, but otherwise doesn't change the game.

Overall, it's a simple but effective game. It's good for a quick blast, but there's no real depth and not much of a challenge either.