& Reviewed by Neil Collins
All Terrain Gardener is a decent little platform
game by Firebird ("It wasn't actually published as
Firebird decided to call it a day with the 8-bit market"
- Vinny). It's a simple little game, that's easy to
play but tricky to beat. The aim of the game is to guide
the gardener around eight worlds, collecting up as many
plants as possible before the water level gets too high
and drowns them. If you don't save enough of the plants
you will lose a life. There are nasty bugs and plants to
avoid and of course you need to try and avoid staying
under the water too long. The graphics, by the great
Paul Docherty (DOKK), are well drawn in a cartoon style
with decent animation. There's not a lot of variety to
the game, but it's fun to play and is quite tough to
complete the later levels. It's definitely worth
checking this one out.
Yer man has finally
complete his mission.
Off he jumps into the
HOW WAS IT COMPLETED?:
I saved my progress as I worked my way through the
SO WHAT HAPPENS?:
Once you have gathered up the plants on the final level,
the gardener leaps into the bucket and the plug is
pulled out of the ground. The water drains from the
level and the game is complete. The gardener leaps down
the plug hole and a message appears on the screen which
reads 'YOU HAVE SAVED ALL EIGHT GARDEN WORLDS.