& Reviewed by Neil Collins
Another little flashback to the 80's here... Lazer
Tag. Did anyone have the Lazer Tag guns and backpacks
for Christmas? I really wanted them as a kid, but never
had them. A spoilt mate of mine did, so I did get to try
them out. The main problem that I found with lazer tag
was that you had to stand within a few metres of each
other to register a hit. This made the game pretty
limited and disappointing - very much like the C64 game
The aim of the game is to
guide your player up through the six levels whilst
blasting computer opponents and hitting various static
items to boost your score. It's against the clock so you
can't hang about. After a successful run you have to do
it again while the computer takes control of your
player's movement. This time it's a test of your
shooting accuracy. The graphics aren't too bad with neat
backgrounds and large sprites, but the game play is
where it all falls down. It's very dull and repetitive.
I feel sorry for all the kids out there that got sucked
into paying for this game.
HOW WAS IT COMPLETED?:
I used cheats that stopped the clock and made my player
SO WHAT HAPPENS?:
Once you have reached the final checkpoint at the end of
your second run on level six, the game is beaten. A
small message appears in the centre of the panel at the
bottom of the screen which reads 'Lazer Tag Completed'.
The game then ends and you get to enter your name into
the high score table.