& Reviewed by Neil Collins
Time Trax by Mindgames is yet another game that's
had me baffled for some time. It's a game that looks
really good so it was quite frustrating as I had no idea
what to do in the game. The breakthrough came while
searching the Net. I found a link to a post on a forum
that directed me to the instructions for the game.
These, however, weren't the original instructions, but
those that came with a magazine megatape.
Coincidentally, the person responsible for this link was
none other than our good friend Merman (Andrew Fisher).
These instructions meant I had a better idea of what I
was doing in the game.
game starts in your cellar after some apocalyptic
disaster which has thrown most of the earth through
time. The way to restore it is to traverse the various
portals looking for sacred tiles, whilst battling demons
and creatures that appear randomly and attack you. A
combination of these various sacred tiles wins the game
by destroying the evil and restoring order to the earth.
It's a bit odd, with great graphics but it's quite slow,
confusing and very tricky. Having now completed it, I
think the game is pretty poor and promised a great deal
more than it delivered. It looks great, but it really
isn't much good...
HOW WAS IT COMPLETED?:
I wandered the portals, collecting items and tiles. I
also poked about in the code to change the tiles I had.
After a long process of elimination I found the correct
sequence to win the game.
SO WHAT HAPPENS?:
Once all tiles are in the correct sequence (which means
all the green eyes in the corner of the screen are fully
open), the game is completed. A short message appears on
the info bar just below the playing area. The message
reads 'YOU ARE RATED AS A HERO'. Pressing the
fire button restarts the game.