Spectrum 2.0

Review of 'Astro Marine Corps'

Rating:3 User: The Dean of Games

1989 Dinamic Software (Spain)
by Pablo Molina and Jose Antonio Tello

I really tried to like this game, but it just seems too amateurish. It looks alright, but it feels a bit messy. Just look at the bullets, fire or laser or whatever they are. The movement in blocks rather than pixels is also something I can't get used to. No game written in code machine should play like this. One of the advantages of machine code is the speed and smoothness in playing, so why lose such a strong playing aid? It looks like a BASIC game on speed! Can't understand that.
I admit the game is addictive and highly playable, but I prefer other cups of tea.

3,5 points