Spiky Harold

by Andrew Rogers, Simon Jay
Firebird Software Ltd
Your Sinclair Issue 7, Jul 1986   page(s) 35


Don't you just love hedgehogs? Cute little snouty creatures with spiky backs and big dark eyes and likkle wet noses... Well, it you like our little fellows on the forest floor, you'll really burrow into Spiky Harold Goes Hibernating. (Not a ZTT band, although it easily could be.) The winter is fast approaching, and you must eat your way through 57 underground larders before crashing out in your hedgehog pad in the home cavern. You've only got 24 hours to do it, and a host of hazards in your way.

Like most platform games this is really a game of skill, judging the timing of your jumps and learning the best route through the caverns. Considering the price of the game it's not bad, and I guess you could say it narrows the gap between budget games and the full price stuff. But not that much. The graphics are nice and big, and the sound effects are funny. I like Harold, he's so cute and... (Oh, this is where we came In!)

Graphics: 7/10
Playability: 6/10
Value For Money: 9/10
Addictiveness: 7/10
Overall: 8/10

Transcript by Chris Bourne

Your Computer Issue 6, Jun 1986   page(s) 48


Spiky Harold has had enough of the English weather and has decided to go into hibernation. Your task is to guide Spiky through the 57 chambers which contain food, coins and wine, all of which he will need to survive the winter in his home cavern.

On the journey through the caves, Harold must battle with various obstacles, all of which will cost him one of his 20 lives should he bump into them.

A budget-priced platform game which offers excellent value.

Overall: 4/5

Transcript by Chris Bourne

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