ONE LAST GAME
Professional, Originally Released On Cassette Only
Game Type : Arcade
Author : Unknown
Standalone Release(s) : 1983: ONE LAST GAME, Clemoes, £6.95
Compilation Release(s) : None
Stated compatibility : Electron
Actual compatibility : Electron
Supplier : CLEMOES. No further information.
Disc compatibility : Unknown
Instructions currently unavailable.
Review (Electron User)
This is probably best described as a cross between Scramble and Galaxians. The ground below you scrolls smoothly from right to left, while the aliens line up on the right hand side. They peel off, in ones at first, then in groups later on, and blast your ship on the left.
You can move your ship up and down, dodging aliens and missiles as they swarm in from the right, and blast them with your laser, more points being scored if they are on the move rather than in the main formation.
There are 20 different screens with increasing difficulty - on the later ones the aliens can only be destroyed when they leave the main formation for their attack. There is the option to start on any screen.
There are a couple of unusual features. The game can be speeded up or slowed down with the joystick (plugged into the Plus 1), so you can whizz through the first few easy screen then slow down when it gets tough.
The second extra is the way it plays a tune to the accompaniment of a drum. The tune is played in the normal way, but as the Electron can only use one channel at once, how can it also play the drums? Have you noticed the click of the cassette relay when loading or saving programs? The author has very cleverly utilised this as a makeshift drum. By rapidly switching it off and on a drum solo is played. Ingenious. I hate to think what it's doing to the relay though.
I loved this game right from the start and have played it for hours. If you, like me, like the sort of games where you just blast everything in sight, then you will love this one.
Roland Waddilove, ELECTRON USER 2. 5