by F. David Thorpe, Jonathan M. Smith, Martin Galway, Bob Wakelin
Imagine Software Ltd
Your Sinclair Issue 3, Mar 1986   page(s) 26


I love it, I love it not, I love it... well, we'll just skip the rest and come to the conclusion that I love it. Not only is Mikie a masterful conversion from the arcade original, its also an extremely addictive game.

Our romantic hero, Mikie has fallen under the spell of the age-old ague, love. His girlfriend waits by the schoolyard gates, cheerleading away while he rushes round the school collecting letters to for a love-letter to send her.

There are five sections to the game each set in a different room in the school. We start in the classroom where Mikie has to push his classmates off their chairs to collect the hearts on the back. Then whizz off to the locker room, the canteen, the gym, where they bring on the dancing girls, and finally to the schoolyard where Mikie's girl's waiting. In between there's the short dash between rooms but fortunately, you wont need to do any homework on that bit.

If you love the mad whirl of a good arcade game and aren't put off by the sloppy theme of this one, then Mikie should set your heart all a flutter.

Graphics: 8/10
Playability: 9/10
Value For Money: 9/10
Addictiveness: 9/10
Overall: 9/10

Award: Your Sinclair Hot Shot

Transcript by Chris Bourne

Your Sinclair Issue 57, Sep 1990   page(s) 77


This month, Bargain Basement is brought to you by YS's two (almost) resident heart-throbs (or so they keep telling us) JONATHAN DAVIES and RICH PELLEY. Hoorah!

Hit Squad
Reviewer: Jonathan Davies

I wasn't expecting to see this one again. It's absolutely ancient. (I'm not sure I was even born in 1985.) But despite this, and the fact that the plot is worryingly bizarre, Mikie is actually rather good. You're a bit of a 'lad', you see, your school's equivalent of our Rich, and the object of the game is to 'plant one' on your girlfriend who's waiting for you at the end of five levels of classroom frolics. To get from screen to screen you've got to collect hearts while trying to avoid various members of staff who naturally want to put a stop to all this. It plays even more weirdly than it sounds, although once you get the hang of it it's actually very easy, and you'll find yourself completing all the levels loads of times each time you play. That is, assuming you buy it. And you've got every reason to do so, as it's tidily put together and really quite enjoyable.

Overall: 77%

Transcript by Chris Bourne

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