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1985
Educational
£6.95
English
ZX Spectrum 48K
Undetermined

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Theodora Wood
Chris Bourne

TAKING CARTOON characters from the television and using them for software isn't always successful, but two games by Macmillan Software work quite well.

Both are programmed by Widgit, by now veterans in this field. Orm and Cheep - The Birthday Party is a younger style Phineas Fogg. There are no words to read and it is essentially a maze game.

Cheep has to overcome certain problems before bringing all his friends to Orm's birthday party, but first he must find his friends. Mole is the most difficult to find.

Elementary maps can certainly help. Decisions are easily made by pressing a key when a signpost flashes.

Narrow Squeaks is a collection of four games, mainly concerned with logic puzzles. The graphics are good and I particularly liked Rat's Game where you have to move each of the animals out of a hollow tree trunk.

Both games appeal to the 4-7 age group and a useful addition to the family library.

Theodora Wood

Publisher: Macmillan Software
Price: £6.95
Memory: 48K

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4/5