Spectrum 2.0

Review of 'Trap Door, The'

Rating:5 User: The Dean of Games

1986 Piranha (UK)
by Don Priestley

For me Popeye is Don's Masterpiece, but The Trap Door comes right in second place. The game is just another genius work by one of the best programmers on the Spectrum. It's not just pretty and graphically accurate, it's also very faithful to the weirdness of the TV Show.

The tasks Berk has to perform are delightfully funny and freakish at the same time. And are always a surprise to my eyes, even after all these years.
There are few games so whimsical and quaint for this machine.

I'm sure a lot of 'grown up's' and adolescents let this game pass by because of the idea that it was a child's game. Boy, were they wrong! If you belonged to this group, please give the game a try and tell me (and other reviewers), if I'm wrong. Believe me, you won't regret it.

Hard to believe this game was written by just one man.