Professional, Originally Released On Cassette Only
Game Type : Arcade
Author : Dennis Ibbotson
Standalone Release(s) : 1984: BUGS, Virgin Games, £1.99
Compilation Release(s) : None
Stated compatibility : Electron Side A, BBC Side B
Actual compatibility : As stated
Supplier : VIRGIN GAMES, 61/63 Portobello Road, LONDON W11 3DD
Disc compatibility : ADFS 1D00, CDFS 1D00, DFS 1D00
"Gardening will never be the same again!!"
Everything in the garden's fine - but not for long! Suddenly, both you and your garden come under attack from a whole army of nasties which are out to get you. Armed with only a FAST FIRING SPRAY CAN it is up to you to destroy the falling bugs, the vicious scorpion which lays a trail of deadly stings and the ever-present spider which just will not leave you alone, until you zap him, but he has many friends who take his place.
As each attacking wave of BUGS is beaten off - yet another arrives - moving faster and faster. And don't be fooled by the slow moving snail crawling across the screen, his trail will prevent you from destroying the attacking bugs. Zap him now - before it's too late! It's now all up to you, be prepared for a fast-moving game that just goes on getting faster and faster - almost for ever!
A - Up, Z - Down, < - Left, > - Right, <SPACE> - Fire
Instructions' Source : BUGS (Virgin Games) Inner Inlay
Review (Electron User)
Just when you thought it was safe to go out onto the lawn and sunbathe, along comes BUGS from Virgin Games. All is not well in the garden. You are being overrun by an army of marauding bugs. All you have to repel them is your trusty bug-blasting spray can, your fast reactions and quick wits.
The bugs start at the top of the screen, slowly working their way nearer and nearer to where you are at the bottom. Don't concentrate on them too much or you'll miss the spider that bounces along, just waiting to gobble you up. You can jump upwards or sideways to avoid it, but it's a persistent little beast - always there when you least expect it.
And that's not all. Watch out for the harmless looking little snail crossing the screen. He may look sweet but that trail he's laying can stop you hitting the other bugs. Also the scorpion that crosses the screen leaves a trail of deadly
stings waiting just for you.
The instructions, both on screen and on the pack, are clear and simple, as is the keyboard layout. The sound is very good and the graphics are excellent. Fast, funny and addictive, it's a very good game for the younger Electron buffs. That's if their parents will let them have a go.
Bev Friend, ELECTRON USER 1.10