Creative Sparks.... 16k
ROM .... £9.95
The idea for this game
presumably came from J.R.R.Tolkien's "Lord of the Rings". You
control a soldier who must defend the castle wall from the attacking
Orcs and their allies. The Orcs' strategy is to climb the wall using
scaling ladders which they carry in sections, requiring three sections
to reach the top of the wall. At higher levels, the dangerous Ninja Orcs
appear who can climb the wall without ladders. There are also bonus
screens when the Orcs have a rest while their allies have a try. These
include a wizard who can raise the dead, demon trolls who hurl knives
and spider-like creatures called Stone Warts.
To defend the castle, the
soldier must use the rocks and swords
which are lying about. He can drop the rocks which split the ladders in
two and send the Orcs hurtling to the ground. He can also use the sword
to hack at the Orcs when they reach the battlements. All the time he is
hampered by other Orcs who fire crossbows from below. If things get
tough he can use his secret weapon - a pot of burning oil. This sets the
ground on fire and burns the ladders spelling certain death for the
Orcs. At the end of each attack, a pyramid of the dead Orcs is formed at
the bottom of the wall.
The graphics for the Orcs and their foes
are very cute and the game is well worth £9.95 for a ROM cartridge.