Spectrum 2.0

Review of 'Merlin'

Rating:1 User: YOR

Merlin is a colourful game on first look but once you start playing it all the problems pile up at pretty much the same time. The huge Merlin sprite clash with everything on the screen as the sprite moves BEHIND the background sprite rather than in front of. There is also no barriers, you can either jump up the stairs or you can walk through them if you so wish. He's very tall Merlin and that represents another problem, as getting past enemies is very difficult and timing is near impossible. His jump is also crap. This game serves as one of the biggest acts of deception I've ever come across, because with one look you're intrigued into thinking this is a colourful platformer and it turns out to be a huge graphical mess. Thankfully, I'll play a game like this again, except the author cloned it for a magazine covertape, TWICE!