Spectrum 2.0

Review of 'Gilligan's Gold'

Rating:3 User: Matt_B

Converted from an obscure arcade game entitled Bagman, this game got a new title for home computers. It's a relatively straight platformer that allows you to roam across three screens. There are a few neat touches like moving rail cars and lifts you can jump on to and axes you can use to dig your way through walls.

Again, it's the poor relation of a better game on the C64. The graphics are a bit odd, with some rather blocky bits, presumably to avoid excessive colour clash. Sound is excellent, however, with one of the best in-game beeper tunes to grace a Spectrum game.

The difficulty curve is pretty steep, although with nothing more than a change of colour palette once you've done the first level, that's not necessarily a bad thing.

Overall, there's not really much to it and it's a very difficult game to get to grips with; it's worth a look if you're into hard platform games and that tune is worth a listen too.