By: John Blythe / Rucksack Games Genre: Platform Players: 1 Difficulty: Medium
Featured Version: ZX Spectrum First Day Score: 368k
|Splendid loading screens always make a game better...|
Manic Miner and Monty Mole, the star of Circuitry has no offensive abilities and must instead rely on our skill and timing. Thankfully, control of him is quick and responsive and the collision-detection is accurate. The stages are great too - good fun but challenging as well. The difficulty seems a little unbalanced now and then and some sections require a little trial-and-error but overall it's fine. Happily, rounding off the package is some really nice presentation. The same graphical theme is unsurprisingly used throughout but it does look great - there's a lovely loading screen, the sprites and colourful level graphics are superb including lots of nice touches, and the design is creative and suits the style well. Extra detail is available with the 128k version too, which also includes some splendid in-game music. It really is a lovely little game. I'm confident it would have been well received as a full release back in the day but even all these years later it proves an enjoyable, addictive, and charming platformer, and it's free too!
RKS Score: 8/10
Check out John Blythe's clip of Circuitry below. If you like the look of it, download it for free here.