Spectrum 2.0

Review of 'Rats, The'

Rating:4 User: Rebelstar Without a Cause

What's this, a survival horror game on the Spectrum? Well not quite. Based on a book that I haven't read, The Rats sees you trying to defend London from an outbreak of the killer rodents. You're in charge of deploying forces across the city in an attempt to contain the outbreak.
When someone is attacked you take control of that person in an attempt to guide them to safety. Although it's more likely that they'll suffer a grisly death. But hopefully you'll have gained some info that will help you in the long run.
Part strategy, part adventure, The Rats is quite unlike anything else I've played on the Spectrum.
Beware the strange loader that decides at random which sections to load in and seemed to confuse my emulator!