Spectrum 2.0

Review of 'Netherworld'

Rating:4 User: Alessandro Grussu

This is not a game for the easily discouraged. The Spectrum version of Jukka Tapanimaki's C64 classic is competently done and retains the difficulty of the original, while of course it cannot count on the hardware scrolling capabilities of the light brown machine. However graphics are detailed enough and colorful, and sound on the 128K is nice. The biggest problem for me is the time limit, but on the whole Netherworld is a noteworthy title and a welcome addition to the shoot/collect-em-up genre.