& Reviewed by Neil Collins
Spore by Bulldog is a game that I bought after the
marvellous review it had in Zzap64. I think they went a
bit overboard on this one. It was pretty good for £1.99,
but the game is not as wonderful as they made it out to
The game is played from an
overhead perspective and the sprites are tiny. You
control a star shaped craft around fifty levels of a
laboratory. Deadly spores are multiplying on each level
and attack you as soon as they appear, so you need to
destroy their hives as soon as you can. The aim is to
collect all the barrels of pesticide on each level in
order to progress to the next. You will need to
deactivate gates by hitting switches and change angles
of mirrors to deflect lasers in order to reach all areas
of the levels. You can collect antidotes that repel the
spores for a short time, which comes in very handy.
There are also energy barrels scattered around the place
which will need collecting in order to top up your
all very frantic and fun to play, but it does get very
repetitive and the visuals are incredibly dull; however,
the gameplay is what makes this a great value game, but
don't expect it to be spectacular...
The final level is
...and comes to a
HOW WAS IT COMPLETED?:
I used an infinite energy cheat.
SO WHAT HAPPENS?:
If you manage to beat all fifty levels, you get a
message on the screen which reads 'WELL DONE! YOU
HAVE CLEARED ALL SECTORS'.