Spectrum 2.0

Review of 'Gyroscope II'

Rating:2 User: YOR

Marble Madness after Marble Madness with Marble Madness, what the hell am I talking about? Well, a year after the official release of Marble Madness and two years after the release of its unofficial clone Gyroscope came its unofficial sequel Gyroscope II, written with the Construction Kit from Marble Madness. This to my knowledge is the only game on the Spectrum archive to be written with the Marble Madness Construction Kit and having played this I can now see why. Now again I stress, I was not a fan of the Spectrum port of Marble Madness, and this manages to be even worse. Yes they added more points bonuses in the levels but they only serve as a waste of time, you only have a few seconds to clear each screen or your game ends, and with controls this dodgy you can't afford to waste your time collecting bonuses, just get to the finish already, oh wait that's right the controls are shit so you're having a hard time doing that as well. Marble Madness is not a great game but at the same time it's not a bad game, it just could have been so much better, Gyroscope 1 is a better game for instance, but this is a bad game. And that's why this is the only game on the archive to use the Marble Madness Construction Kit, because it was crap, and this game is proof of that.