This week’s episode is an interesting one, in that it includes a couple of Italian games that I’ve found no reference to on the interwebs. And both were really fun to play!
The first was Miami Race (that’s right – not Vice, but Race), which was a very playable (i.e. fun and easy) racing game, while the second was called Pogo, which was a puzzle platformer with some really interesting 3D rotational effects. We then went on to play Mandroid and the first text adventure we’ve tried in this series, S*M*A*S*H*E*D. We then tried – but ultimately failed – to load a game called Repel.
As this is really “obscure games week”, I couldn’t find any reviews for these games, but I did manage to track down cover art for two of them.
See you next week!
Many thanks to Martin Griffin for pointing out that Pogo was likely to be the Italian release of a game called Nebulus. This game scored a whopping 97% in Zzap!64’s issue 32, and by all accounts it was well-deserved.