Agent X II

by John P. Tatlock, Steven Tatlock, Tim Follin
Mastertronic Ltd
Sinclair User Issue 69, Dec 1987   page(s) 119

Label: Mastertronic
Author: Software Creations
Price: £2.99
Memory: 48K/128K
Joystick: various

Agent X II the sequel to Agent X is awful - clones of Sidewize, Jet Set Willy and Arkanoid.

The first sub-game - the Sidewize clone - has averagely smooth scrolling but terrible colour clash. Highly mediocre.

Sub-game number two and it's platform time. At first I though that being able to jump down through the platforms was a bug. Sad but true, this part of Agent X II is twice as abysmal as the first.

On to game three and I get out the ol' bat 'n' ball ready for my favourite type of game. Oh no! Yep, this is as bad as the others. The ball moves much too fast, and there are billions of tiny squares instead of big ones.

The graphics are nothing to shout about in all three games, gameplay is drab and lacks originality. The reputation of the original Agent X will attract customers. Don't get caught.

Overall: 3/10

Summary: Extremely disappointing follow-up to an excellent original. Highly unoriginal and dull. Don't bother.

Transcript by Chris Bourne

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