Spectrum 2.0

Review of 'Tarzan'

Rating:3 User: The Dean of Games

1986 Martech Games (UK)
by Jason Austin, Dave Dew and Rob Hubbard

A nicely made game featuring Tarzan, a character not many times used before.
The first time I saw this game on the shelfs I thought it was the Spectrum version of the 1982 arcade game Jungle King, which is one of my all time favorites.
Unfortunetely it has nothing to do with the Taito classic, instead you get a combat adventure game, as instructions call it, where Tarzan has to overcome many hazards in order to survive. The game is comprised by stages, all with different names. For example, the first one is called "Three Days", and is all about Tarzan surviving his enemies for 3 days.
Although the game is nicely made, with some interesting features, like the shading trees, the atmosphere, etc, I really can't get much into it, it's not a straight in your face action game, we know that, but could be a bit less boring.