Spectrum 2.0

Review of 'Astronut'

Rating:4 User: The Dean of Games

1984 Software Projects (UK)
by Patrick Richmond

One of the first games I've ever played. Somehow I lost the code sheet and was unable to play it for a long period.
When I finally got back to the game, I felt the exact same wonderful feelings I first experienced.
As a platformer the game is unusual and different, there is no jumping option which may wean of some players used to the likes of Manic Miner, but that's the point: trying something different.
Basically you have to push 3 boxes to the bottom of each level, while still keeping every limb of yours stuck to the body! Sounds easy but it ain't! There a route to be planned and strategy is of the essence.

Levels range from A to O (15 levels) and they are all filled with strange but detailed and colourful creatures.
Astronut is still one of my favorite games of all time, plays well, it's slightly different from the Willy wannabes and has the 80's video games look all over it.

Keys: Z-left ; X-right ; Q-music on/off ; 1-pause on ; S-pause off

TIP: when the password numbers appear just type 1121 (Q15 in the code sheet)