Professional, Originally Released On Cassette Only
Game Type : Arcade Platform Game
Authors : R. S. Goodley
Standalone Release(s) : 1983: BLAGGER, Alligata, £6.95
Compilation Release(s) : 1985: 5 COMPUTER HITS, Beau Jolly, £6.95
1985: 10 COMPUTER HITS 4, Beau Jolly, £9.95
Stated compatibility : Electron
Actual compatibility : Electron, BBC B, B+ and Master 128
Supplier : ALLIGATA, 178 West Street, SHEFFIELD S1 4ET
Disc compatibility : CDFS E00, DFS E00
Follow the exploits of Roger the Dodger, master burgular, as he works his way through numerous buildings - searching for the golden keys, robbing safe after safe but always on the alert to the many obstacles and alarm systems and those spooky, cooky nightwatchmen. When one screen is cleaned out you move on to the next level in an endless pattern of banks, shops and houses. 20 screens, 4 lives
High Resolution Graphics And Imaginative Sound Effects. Age: 11+.
100 points per key
Time bonus for completion of each screen
Extra man every 10,000 points
Z - Left, X - Right, <SHIFT> - Jump
Instructions' Source : BLAGGER (Alligata) Back Inlay
Review (Electron User)
Feel in the mood for some thieving? Like to rob a safe or two? Well BLAGGER gives you the chance.
As Roger the Dodger, intrepid master burglar, you have four lives and 20 different screens to search for golden keys in houses, shops and banks. Spectrum owners have made a lot of fuss recently about a game called Jet Set Willy, but I'm certain that Blagger would give it a run for its money.
It's nothing if not addictive, and a great deal of patience and thought are required in order to work out how to get through each scene. Some surfaces disappear as you walk over them, mysterious gooseberry-like objects kill you if you touch them and sundry nasties such as spaceships, humbugs, gnashing teeth, locomotives and RG signs must be avoided. Don't ask me what RG stands for, I don't know.
After collecting all the golden keys for the safes on one screen, you have to reach a safety zone before the game progresses to the next level. This is difficult if you've eroded away the only escape route while collecting the keys! Also there's a time limit for each screen, which adds to the fun.
The game is a winner and is very much a "just one more go" piece of software. The program makes good use of graphics although the sound can sometimes get a little irritating. The keys are easy to use, the instructions clear and the game itself very enjoyable, sure to give many hours of entertainment.
Steve Yarwood, ELECTRON USER 1.12