LED Storm (Rerelease)
Copyright/Publisher: Capcom/Go!/Software Creations, Programmed by:
Stephen Ruddy, Artists: Andrew Threlfall & Mark Wilson, Musician: Tim Follin,
Release Year: 1989, Genre: Weird Sports, Number Of Players: 1 or 2
And it's time, once again, for ZZAP!s monthly offering to those wizard programmers
at Software Creations - and most especially the musicians. Tim Follin's soundtrack
for this Capcom conversion is merely good by his standard but still brilliant for
almost anyone else.
The basic game is ridiculously simple: it's futuristic race time with a superfast
vertical scroll and a tight time limit to beat if you're to progress through all nine
levels. There's canyons to leap, juggernauts and pesky frogs (which slow you down)
plus a lot of collectables such as fuel, energy and brief invulnerability.
The Laser Enhanced Destruction raced to 94% in Issue 47, Kati raved, 'This has
to be one of the fastest, most unusual and dead addictive games I've seen in ages.'
Gordon praised the 'full-screen parallax scrolling, really brilliant soundtrack and
totally absorbing gameplay.'
The rating was perhaps a tad high for such a simplistic, somewhat repetitive
game and it's not quite so impressive nowadays, but it's till really playable and
at this price definitely recommended.