ELECTRON POWER PACK
Professional, Originally Released On Cassette Only
Game Types†††††††† : Arcade
Release Information††††††† : 1986: ELECTRON POWER PACK, Audiogenic, £9.95
Compilation Comprises†† : 1. SPACE AGENT ZELDA MEETS THE BUG EYES, Audiogenic
††††††††††††††††† † 2. BUG EYES 2, Audiogenic
††††††††††††††††† † 3. SPACE RANGER, Audiogenic
††††††††††††††††† † 4. CAVEMAN CAPERS, Audiogenic
††††††††††††††††† † 5. ULTRON, Audiogenic
††††††††††††††††† † 6. WIZZY'S MANSION, Audiogenic
††††††††††††††††† † 7. WONGO, Audiogenic
Stated compatibility††† : Electron
Actual compatibility††† : Electron
Supplier††††††††††† : AUDIOGENIC, PO Box 88, Reading, BERKSHIRE RG7 4AA
Disc compatibility†††† : 1. CDFS E00, DFS E00
††††††††††††††††† † 2. Unknown
††††††††††††††††† † 3. CDFS E00, DFS E00
††††††††††††††††† † 4. CDFS E00, DFS E00
††††††††††††††††† † 5. CDFS E00, DFS E00
††††††††††††††††† † 6. Unknown
††††††††††††††††† † 7. CDFS E00, DFS E00
SPACE AGENT ZELDA MEETS THE BUG EYES
The dreaded bug-eyed Xxabaneans are about to attack Earth in their flagship, cunningly disguised as a meteorite. Galactic intelligence needs an agent capable of penetrating the ten booby-trapped levels of the spaceship and destroying its power source. Looks like a job for the beautiful and resourceful Space Agent Zelda - in ten screens full of contagiously addictive arcade action!
BUG EYES 2 - STARMAN TO THE RESCUE
Space Agent Zelda successfully thwarted the Xxabanean attack that threatened the future of mankind. But she was subsequently captured and held prisoner by these bug-eyed aliens in the depths of a remote and desolate asteroid. Now it is the task of her colleague, Agent Starman, to search the rusting hulk of the Xxabanean flagship to find the 25 keys needed to free Zelda from her intergalactic prison.
A team of astronauts taking part in lunar exploration are stranded on the moon. Your job is to pilot the lunar module to make a successful landing on the moon, pick up the astronauts and ferry them to safety. You will have to make a number of journeys, because you can only fit in one person at a time. But there are problems - the surface of the moon is riddled with craters so you can only land on certain spots; also a freak asteroid storm is making landing and taking off extremely hazardous!
Ogg the caveman has just found some new transport - Kickstart the turtle! But Kickstart doesn't like the idea and Ogg is having trouble controlling him. Help Off ride Kickstart, avoiding snakes, dinosaurs, pterodactyls, toadstools, potholes and other prehistoric hazards. Get him to the phone box safely so that he can phone his wife to tell her he'll be late home for tea. CAVEMAN CAPERS is continuous scrolling multi-screen action with 60 levels.
The year is 2673 AD and the galaxy is once more under siege by aliens from the planet Gorfia. Your mission is to blast your way through wave upon wave of oncoming aliens, surviving long enough to take on and defeat the nerve centre of the alien attack - the Mothership! To do this you have been given command of the most advanced space fighter in the universe - the Ultron! But you'll still need lightning reflexes to rise in the ranks from Cadet up to Space Master!
Wizzy the wizard has over fifty rooms in his mansion, but an uninvited monster has taken over his attic. As a wizard, Wizzy is a bit incompetent and he needs your help to search his mansion for the books of spells that are lying around in various rooms. Once he has enough books he ought to be able to concoct a spell to destroy the monster. But it's not very easy to get around as Wizzy's blunderings have made all sorts of objects come to life and hinder his progress!
It's early evening in the mysterious Orient. The Great Wall of China is badly in need of repair and, to make matters worse, factions opposing the Emperor have just invented gunpowder and have left bombs at various points along the wall. You are Wongo, the bomb disposal expert, and your job is to travel along the wall by pogo stick, defusing the bombs. But you will be under attack from the opposition who will hurl arrows and rocks at you, and also the crumbling wall has numerous holes that you will have to negotiate. And if you don't defuse a bomb within the time limit, it will explode!
For further instructions, see individual entries.
Instructions' Source†† : ELECTRON POWER PACK (Audiogenic) Back Inlay
Review (Electron User) - "Quality Package"
POWER PACK is a compilation of previously released Audiogenic hits with the occasional new game thrown in for good measure - seven games in all, recorded over both sides of two cassettes.
SPACE AGENT ZELDA is the heroine of a very classy ladders game. Penetrate the ten levels of a space ship and destroy its generator before the ship reaches Earth.
SPACE RANGER is a small screen version of that minor arcade hit LUNAR RESCUE. Teams of astronauts are stranded at five different sites on the moon - your mission is to fly down through an asteroid storm, landing at each site in turn to rescue the men.
BUG EYES 2 is one of my all-time favourites and uses the biggest, brightest sprites you've ever seen. Space agent Zelda has been captured by the bug-eyed aliens and incarcerated in the depths of a desolate asteroid: As agent Starman you search for the 25 keys needed to free her.
CAVEMAN CAPERS follows the exploits of Ogg the caveman as he strives to master a new form of transport - turtle power. Riding an uncooperative turtle you leap over pot holes, avoid low-flying birds, duck beneath snakes hanging from trees and deduce how to jump the toadstools.
ULTRON is a shoot-'em-up space game based loosely on the arcade game GORPH. As pilot of the Ultron space fighter you have to destroy three different waves of aliens before you come face to face with the mothership. Blast that and everything starts again but this time things are a little more hectic.
WIZZY'S MANSION is the tale of woe of a second rate wizard whose attic has been occupied by an unfriendly monster. The pages of his spell book are scattered throughout his mansion's fifty rooms, and without putting them together he can't cast a spell to banish his unwelcome guest. The graphics have received very little thought and the game soon becomes tedious.
WONGO is the bomb disposal expert assigned to defuse terrorist bombs that have been planted along the great wall of China. The game is a crude Hunchback clone in which you leap over cannon balls and avoid low flying arrows while trying to render the bombs harmless.
With the exception of the last two titles, all the software is of high quality and the package is excellent value for money.
Sound ........................... 8
Graphics ........................ 8
Playability ..................... 9
Value for money ................. 9
Overall ......................... 8
Carol Barrow, ELECTRON USER 4. 4