Spectrum 2.0

Review of 'Kamikaze'

Rating:3 User: The Dean of Games

1991 Code Masters (UK)
by P. Rahjoe, Peter & Paul Ranson and Chris Graham

This game could easily be the official conversion of Namco's Sky Kid, but it's not.
It's faithful to the arcade game, despite the graphic limitations of the Spectrum or maybe lack of ambitions from the authors. I mean, it's all too simple looking, I think more could have been done. Anyway, the game is highly playable, our plane moves smoothly and the difficulty level is almost on par with the arcade version, which can be quite tricky.
But after you master the plane movements, the game can be quite addictive, still I don't think it has a lasting appeal.