Hocus Focus

by Binary Design Ltd: Steve Hughes, Ste Pickford, David Whittaker
Quicksilva Ltd
Sinclair User Issue 66, September 1987   page(s) 37

Not much fun being a YOP trainee these days. All you get is a posting to a newspaper as a novice photographer and given an assignment to film every one of the mad professor's inventions hidden in various objects around his underground cave system.

This is your typical arcade multi-level adventure that has some novel differences, which I suppose brings it a few pegs higher on the entertainment scale. Not only do you need to find the inventions and snap them with the camera, but you only have 16 pictures on the reel and touching the many mutants loses film, so you need to get back to the start and get another - but how? Going down is easy, but going up?

One other thing, the caves are radioactive and guess what, only a limited amount of time folks! The icon control is fun, and the layout is pretty but the gameplay is no way startling.

Label: Bug Byte
Price: £1.99
Memory: 48K/128K
Joystick: various
Reviewer: Andy Moss

Overall: 4/10

Summary: Snap the professor's inventions in the underground cave system. Dull.

Transcript by Chris Bourne

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