Spectrum 2.0

Review of 'Escape'

Rating:2 User: Stack

I got quite a nostalgic buzz plaing this again after so many years. Escape shows how to make the absolute most of very little - the tiny characters have character, the game has ablend of charm and tension.
The footstep sound,the partially obscured view, the movements of the dinosaurs and the slow down caused by holding the axe all make you really anxious to escape.
A lovely touch is the option to save the game with your high score intact. I think I may have actually done this back in the day.
I got a good buzz from playing this, even though I think I knew back in 1982 or 3 that Escape wouldn't hold anyone's attention for long.
Cursor keys are also a personal bugbear, though perhaps these do add to the tension!