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Softstone Ltd
1984
Arcade: Platform
£5.95
£2.5
English
ZX Spectrum 48K
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Dave Nicholls, Ross Holman, Roger Willis
Chris Bourne

Ross: How come the software houses are still churning out Jet Set Willy lookalikes? Who knows... but here's another one!

The scenario this time is to shut down the Dragon nuclear reactor and prevent it from melting down. To achieve this you've got to close off 64 (count 'em) pressure valves before the core reaches 3000 degrees. Time is obviously limited, what with all that leaking radiation hanging about, but all you've got to do to turn off a valve is to touch them. Of course, if it's already leaking you're in a spot of trouble...

At first glance, all of these games look fairly similar - but in play, few come up to the high standard set by Jet Set Willy or Manic Miner. Unfortunately, Fahrenheit 3000 is no exception. The incredible jumping power of our hero makes the game a bit tricky to play - probably the result of too much radiation. The graphics are fairly standard, a bit sparse and flickery too.

It's a shame that too much reverance has been placed on the MMs and JSWs of this world - a copy is never as good as the original. 1/5 MISS

Dave: Yet another JSW lookalike, but with superior jumping abilities and smoother graphics. For £2.50 it's probably worth it but I, for one, am getting really bored with this sort of game. 1/5 MISS

Roger: Now where have I seen this little lot before? Good grief, JSWs got more clones than Boy George! Why can't someone come up with something original for a change? 2/5 MISS

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