48K Cassette £9.99
It's arrived at last - the official cassette version
of GHOSTBUSTERS, Activision's top-selling computer game based on the
popular film of the same name.
are plugging this cassette release as an enhancement of the original
but, in actual fact, it's identical to the disk version which has
been around for quite a while now. They claim a superior musical
soundtrack, improved graphics and faster, smoother action for Atari
GHOSTBUSTERS compared with other computer versions of the game, but
then we don't need Activision to tell us that. We already know
A lengthy review of this game appeared in issue 16, so I won't
repeat myself here. All the 'disk' features are incorporated in the
cassette version, right down to the voice synthesis and the mocking
laugh which barks out hysterically when the cassette is first booted
An easy game to get to grips with - despite all that complicated
equipment - and, even though it may not tax the capabilities of all
those mega-arcade freaks out there, it's quite difficult enough for
the rest of us mere mortals (use the high performance Ectomobile if
you want a real challenge).
An undoubted classic and one which shot Activision straight up into
the bigshot league, but this cassette version really should have
been released along with the disk original. Let's hope they haven't
left it too late?