Following on from their previous classics such as Knight Lore, and Alien 8, Ultimate Play The Game introduced Nightshade utilising their new & improved "Filmation II" engine. Released in 1985 and available for the ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC, BBC Micro, MSX, and Commodore 64. Demo group Nostalgia has seen fit to enhance Nightshade to make it a more enjoyable experience. Now it sports a fancy intro complete with music to blow the cobwebs out of your SID, a loading screen, bug fixes, a trainer, and savable hi-scores!
The graphics are very spectrumy (yes, that's a real technical term), and could have been more colourful I thought, but I guess they couldn't squeeze it in as the scrolling is sometimes a bit choppy as it is. The sfx is very basic, with simple explosions and such, I'm positive I could hear the SID chip snoring on several occasions.
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