Professional, Originally Released On Cassette Only
Game Type : Arcade
Author : Simon Vout
Standalone Release(s) : 1984: BLITZKRIEG, Software Invasion, £6.95
1985: BLITZKRIEG, SInvasion/Dixons, Free In 10 Pack
Compilation Release(s) : None
Stated compatibility : Electron
Actual compatibility : Electron, BBC B, B+ and Master 128
Supplier : SOFTWARE INVASION, 50 Elborough Street, Southfields, LONDON
Disc compatibility : CDFS E00, DFS E00
"From Simon Vout, the author of 3D BOMB ALLEY. The battle continues...
"A captivating 3D Tank Battle Simulation with Revolving, Exploding Tanks, 3D Shell Fire, Detailed Scrolling Landscape, High Score Ranking System and Realistic Sound."
"FIRST BYTE Joystick Compatible."
Instructions' Source : BLITZKRIEG (Software Invasion) Inner Inlay
Review (Electron User)
One of the most straightforward, yet most addictive, games I've ever had the pleasure to meet, BLITZKRIEG is a winner. Based on the familiar arcade game, the idea is to destroy as many enemy tanks as you can, gaining points in the process, while sustaining as little damage as possible.
You can receive only ten direct hits, then you're a goner. You start out as a private, and are promoted every 10,000 points. I won't tell you what rank I reached, though rank is probably the right work.
There are smaller tanks and larger ones out to get you - and watch out, because they don't wait too long before they turn and fire, so get your shot in first.
The graphics, with their 3D effect, are absolutely superb. Although all in green, the detail achieved is striking and the sound effects are also good.
However, your gun position can only sweep from left to right. It seems a pity that it isn't more mobile and can move backwards and forwards too.
A First Byte joystick option is available, plus a pause facility if the kettle boils at a particularly unnerving moment. There is also a sound on or off option. The keys are well placed and simple to use - kids from 9 to 90 will find it easy and great fun.
Bev Friend, ELECTRON USER 2.10