and Reviewed by Neil Collins
Trashman is cool. Yes, it's very similar to the
spectrum version (with slightly improved graphics) and
still has the quirky control method, but it's a very
good original game. I like the fact that they have taken
a boring, laborious occupation and made an enjoyable
computer game of it. As the title suggests, you control
a trash collector around the streets of a small town.
Your task is to simply make it through the week
collecting the bins, tipping them into the back of the
rubbish lorry and returning them to their owners. You
have to avoid treading on peoples lawns, dodge cars and
bikes, collect tips and make it to the end of each
street before your timer runs out - otherwise you will
get cautioned for being too slow. It's very tricky as
the control method is unforgiving and the traffic is
sometimes very difficult to avoid. Overall though it's a
classic game that you should play at least once if you
A customer palms you
a stiff one (oo-er, missus).
And now you're
High score list.
HOW WAS IT COMPLETED?:
Using a lot of patience and saved games.
SO WHAT HAPPENS?:
Once trashman has made it to the end of day seven and
collected all twelve bins, the final customer offers him
a drink. Accepting this makes trashman wobble all over
the place and into the road. Somehow I avoided the
traffic, but you don't have to do this to complete the
game. I just wanted to collect all the tips possible.
Once our trashman walks to the top of the screen, the
week ends and the game is complete. A message appears
telling you that you have passed your test and receive a
diploma. You are now free to go and rid the world of
trash. You also get nominated for a 'trashman of the
year award'. Another message appears showing the
nominees for the award - for which you should be on top
if you have an adequate score. The game then returns
back to the main menu.
FINAL SAY: The end should have been far better
than this, what with the extra memory over the C64's 48k
rival. The ending is garbage ("gerroff - Vinny").
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