Spectrum 2.0

Review of 'Space Raiders'

Rating:3 User: Matt_B

One of the first games to be released for the, then new, ZX Spectrum this was quite possibly the first example of sprite graphics on the machine and a foretaste of things to come.

Otherwise, it's just a fairly simple Space Invaders clone that runs at a slow and steady pace. Anyone with even the most rudimentary twitch gaming skills ought to be able to turn out a rather enormous score with their first few attempts, after which they'd most likely get bored with it.

Still, in an era of ZX81 ports and cobbled together BASIC efforts, it was a clear cut above the competition and marked out Psion as one of the quality brands in the early years of the Spectrum software scene.