£1.99 cassette only
Yet another new release in Firebird's 'Silver 199' budget range.
CAVERNS OF ERIBAN is a game with some sort of logical method to it
instead of the usual 'zap & blast' stuff.
As pilot of a mine supply ship it's your job to pick up surface
supplies from the main depot and deliver them to various mining
depots situated deep in the underground caverns of the planet Eriban.
You are limited to carrying 5 supply pods at a time and, once
they've been dropped off, it's back to the surface for refueling and
Nothing to it, eh? No such luck. The caverns are protected by
ancient defence mechanisms and the old trigger finger will be put to
the test at every turn. And have you tried to manoeuvre a spaceship
through the tight caverns and chambers of Eriban? No, I bet you
haven't. Imagine trying to pilot Concorde through the Wookey Hole
and you'll get some idea of what's required!
This game reminds me of THRUST in many respects, but the additional
elements give it lots more depth and certainly more long lasting
appeal. One more thing - if you bought THRUST and couldn't handle
the keyboard only input, you'll be pleased to learn that ERIBAN
features full joystick control.
Not in the same league as WAR HAWK maybe but still cheap at twice
the price. More please Firebird!