Spectrum 2.0

Review of '20 Tons'

Rating:4 User: The Dean of Games

1985 Spectrum Computing (UK)
by Pete Cooke

I may shock people by saying I rather play this game than the original Boulder Dash. But it's absolutely true. I love the fact that there aren't any screen scrolling bits, specially the awful ones found in the original B.D. This makes the game more arcade than ever. In fact this game seems like a miniature version of the original, because it plays and works very similar, but without the scrolling bit.

The game is only partially written in BASIC, the presentation, instructions and designing bits, the rest is in code, but graphically it's in fact very BASIC-ish. That doesn't spoil the game a bit, which is, by the way, great fun.