Games, £6.95 cass, joystick only
O Simple, single-screen arcade chase
game stars a distinctly down-market hack reporter who
is seeking about a hotel, trying to get a flash photo
of Polly Platinum in her penthouse suite. Which explains
why he wears a dirty raincoat.
get the picture you have to collect a camera, flash
bulb, press pass, and also nick the key to Miss Platinum's
room. Tut, tut! These objects are hidden in the rooms
of the hotel and you have to find them by opening each
door in turn.
hotel itself is depicted on a single screen. There are
four floors with rooms appearing on the top three. Polly's
room is always at the top left and if you open the door
she will sit and pose for the camera.
Platinum poses for the camera but you're
being pursued by the commissionaire and Mr.
Angry. You're safe on an isolated platform but
you still need three items.
move between floors by using the stairs (well, ladders),
or the lifts that appear on later screens. Beware, though,
since a fall of even one step loses you a life. You
can jump over holes in the floor, and the animation
of this and your walking is quite good for your large
are working against your editor's deadline (aren't we
all) and this ticks down at the bottom of the screen.
If you don't get the picture in time you're in big trouble
(OK, OK, I'm writing as fast as I can).
are made difficult by the hotel stuff who chase you
about. If they catch you, they'll boot you out and you'll
have lost a life. The bottom floor is used for the hotel
staff, and this is where they appear. The number of
hotel staff that chase you is determined by the level
that you are on. You can jump past them sometimes, but
should risk this only in emergencies.
simple, single-voice tune plays throughout the game,
which you may find boring after a while, and there are
creaking door sound effects.