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Year & Price
1985 - £7.95
Publisher
The Edge

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Description:
With its large sprites and considerable screens, Brian Bloodaxe was a refreshing change from the standard platformer. Object is simple: Venture throughout the castle, find the crown jewels and return to the throne room. Graphics may looks quirky but they are well drawn and movement is smooth.


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With most platform games, Brian's castle is infested with a variety of nasty energy-zapping and rather unpleasant animate and inanimate objects. These can be destroyed by jumping beneath them with your big point helmet, but be warned- misjudging your jumping 'stab' can be as fatal as it is effective!

Green, yellow and red portcullis bar your way or entrance to other rooms, so you must collect the corresponding keys to allow access. Unlike most other platform games, coming in contact with moving objects does not necessarily kill you - rather, by jumping on top of them (and if your timing is correct), you can safely get past them. I recall that I found this frustratingly difficult when I bought this -over twenty years ago! However this did not lessen the game and only strengthened the resolve to finish it- a clear indication of a speccy hit. Ahhh, Fond memories sitting up to 3am pounding those tiny rubber keys!

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Publisher
US Gold
Year
1984 19851986
Author
C Bystram
Model
Spectrum 48k/128k
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Price
£7.95
Controls
Keyboard, Cursor
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No. of Players
Up to One player
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Criticism:
A cool feature in Brian Bloodaxe is the ability to collect numerous objects and stack them on top of each other to reach otherwise inaccessible heights. This works well in particular screens, especially in rooms where there is an exit at the top or near the corner.

Publisher 'The Edge' released this in 1985 for approx £7.95 and I think this was well priced considering the versatility of both the game and character.


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