Professional, Originally Released On Cassette Only
Game Type : Graphical Adventure; Very Weird
Standalone Release(s) : 1984: NIGHTWORLD, Alligata, £8.95
1989: NIGHTWORLD, Alligata, £2.99
Compilation Release(s) : None
Stated compatibility : Electron Side A/BBC Side B
Actual compatibility : Electron, BBC B, B+ and Master 128
Supplier : ALLIGATA, 178 West Street, SHEFFIELD S1 4ET
Disc compatibility : CDFS E00, DFS E00
Time Clock :Sun * Lee Lance the human * Moon * Lee Lance the gargoyle * Energy Level * Secret Passages * Secret Rooms * Flying Harpies * Mysterious Objects * Deadly nasties * Wall Climbing Abilities
You are Lee Lance the explorer. Find your way through the many vaults of this cavernous underworld collecting the objects that will lead to the final escape route and the magical golden fence. Beware the flying harpies as they drain your energy level. It can be replenished. How? That's for you to work out.
As the day passes to night your body transforms from human to creature and you take on the mysterious powers of a mutant gargoyle.
A percentage of how far you've gone is shown when your energy runs out.
Z - Left, X - Right, <SHIFT> - Jump, <ESCAPE> - Re-run
P/R - Pause/Restart, Q - Start Game
Instructions' Source : 10 COMPUTER HITS (Beau Jolly) Inner Inlay
Review (Electron User)
NIGHTWORLD is an arcade style adventure game where
you guide explorer Lee Lance around the different screens by jumping on to
platforms and avoiding the nasties flying around at random. Exits are at first
quite obvious but as the game progresses you have to find hidden passages which
take you on to further screens.
The solid triangles help you increase your score, but beware, greed is often fatal.
The format is not new but there are some unusual additions. After a set amount of time you are changed into a gargoyle. This gives you super powers, immunity to the nasties, and the ability to jump twice the normal height.
Instructions are brief and concise. I think a few hints and tips on where to look and what to look for would have been an advantage. As it is I have not yet been able to find out how to replenish my energy.
I was not addicted to this game, but if you like arcade adventures you will find it interesting and different.
Sound ........................... 5
Graphics ........................ 7
Playability ..................... 7
Value for money ................. 6
Overall ......................... 6
David Richards, ELECTRON USER 3. 9