Professional, Originally Released On Cassette Only
Game Type : Arcade; Defend A Bed!
Standalone Release(s) : 1984: BED BUGS, Optima, £9.95
Compilation Release(s) : None
Stated compatibility : Electron
Actual compatibility : Electron only
Supplier : OPTIMA, 36 St Petersgate, STOCKPORT SK1 1HL
Disc compatibility : Unknown
"Fleas! Beg Bugs! And all you wanted was a quiet night... The pests are after your feet and you'll have to move fast to stop them. Swot them with a jam sandwich or crunch them with your false teeth. If you're desperate you can always phone for help but whatever you do, do it quickly. You need cunning tactics and nimble fingers! BED BUGS guarantees hours of hilarity for the whole family."
Further instructions currently unavailable.
Instructions' Source : BED BUGS (Optima) Back Inlay
Review (Electron User)
To quote from the game: "Just when you thought it was safe to go to sleep..." BEDBUGS, the new game from Optima Software, should safely disrupt your calmest dreams. You begin with a bed alive with little nasties which are liable to nibble your feet at any time.
However you needn't despair, because you are armed with, believe it or not, a jam sandwich which you use to swat the bugs. You also have a sponge to wipe up the sticky jam and a pair of false teeth that you can use to crunch the irritating fleas. As a last resort there's a telephone that you can use to call Doctor Soothe or Pestdeath. These two will help you, always provided that they're in to answer the phone.
You choose your weapon from a "menu" on the left of the screen and chase the fleas across the bed. When you land on one you press <RETURN> and the little blighter is no more. You mustn't, however, swat your feet (ouch!), fall off the bed or get yourself stuck in the jam, for heavy penalties are given.
The sound is reasonable, especially the familiar introduction tune, and the graphics are good although not striking. The keys are sensibly placed and easy to use, avoiding the possibility of accidentally pressing <BREAK>.
All in all an original game for kiddies which will keep them occupied for hours.
Bev Friend, ELECTRON USER 1.10