Spectrum 2.0

Review of 'Zynaps'

Rating:5 User: Matt_B

A fast sideways-scrolling shooter, this was the game that finally moved the genre on from the Penetrator, five years its senior.

The graphics are great with much use of colour in the scrolling backgrounds. Other sprites are single colour but that's used to good effect as it allows pixel perfect movement. To avoid colour clash, enemies invariably travel behind the scenery. It also features some great power-ups and end of level bosses.

The only real drawback is that it suffers from the inevitable vulnerability when you lose your power-ups and some of the later levels are perhaps a little dull in comparison to the impressive scenery of the first, but on the whole it's one of the better Spectrum games if you're after fast arcade style blasting.