Last year owners of the ZX Spectrum were delighted to play ' The Legend of Traxtor '; an Match 3 puzzle game by Juan J. Martinee, which appeared as a #gbjam 3 entry and then ported over to the delightful 8bit system. That same game that had the player matching of 3 coloured shapes and objects to obtain a high score using a special space ship, has got a sequel with 'The Return of Traxtor' that was released today!
With ' The Return of Traxtor ' it once again turns the idea of Tetris completely on it's head and goes all sci-fi, as blocks must be tractor beamed into the bay slot, then fired at similar coloured blocks to match 3 or more colours for an ever high score. But be warned, the longer you take to clear the screen the more blocks that appear and may end up wiping you out.
The game overall is just so much fun to play, I spent ages trying to get to the next level while enjoying each visually appealing stage without any frustration. I was also pleased by the new implementation fixes and the addition of gameplay elements based on the WOS feedback. It's just a shame that the music in the main menu by Juan J. Martinee although top notch, wasn't being played in the main game itself.
But with that said The Return of Traxtor is completely free to play on the original ZX Spectrum hardware, or through an emulator such as Spetaculator and can be downloaded via the main website.
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