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Page 2: Target Plus - Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles
Page 3: Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles: The Coin-Op - Terminus
Page 4: Terra Cognita - Theatre Europe
Page 5: They Stole a Million - 3D Fight
Page 6: 3D Grand Prix - 3D Time Trek
Page 7: Three Weeks in Paradise - Thundercats
Page 8: Thunder Fighter - Times of Lore
Page 9: Tintin on the Moon - Toi Acid Game
Page 10: Tokyo Gang - Total Eclipse II: The Sphinx Jinx
Page 11: Total Recall - Trailblazer
Page 12: The Train - Treasure Island Dizzy
Page 13: Las Tres Luces de Glaurung - Trivia: The Ultimate Quest
Page 14: Troglo - Turbo Chopper
Page 15: Turbo Cup - Tusker
Page 16: Tut's Pyramid - Typhoon
Screenshot of Las Tres Luces de Glaurung

Las Tres Luces de Glaurung

(Erbe, 1986)

Reviewed by Pug

Redhan the brave knight has entered a very dark fortress in search of the three Lights of Glaurung. These three jewels, when placed together, grant the owner victory in any battle. Redhan is searching for these jewels to rid the land of Taleria of foul creatures and dark magic. This is no easy task, as the fortress is full of knights, spiders, witches, wizards and a dragon named Glaurung. In this flip-screen platform game, you have a limited number of arrows to protect yourself with – although more can be found inside chests. These may also hide a random bonus or hindrance – such as transforming you into a pig! Overall, a comfortable game with average visuals and effects that gets tricky in places.

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Screenshot of Le Trésor d'Ali Gator

Le Trésor d'Ali Gator

(French)

(Lankhor, 1991)

Legend tells of a pirate called Ali Gator whose treasure lies in a castle. You have gone to the castle to search for the treasure. It's a simple exploration game where you wander around a maze of only 49 rooms, but there are many traps to catch you out. The game is quite a departure for Lankhor, who specialised in text adventures on the CPC – and they should have stuck to what they knew best. It's written by Claude Le Moullec, who also wrote dozens of listings for French magazines, and in fact, it was originally intended to be a listing as well – and it shows. The graphics and sound effects are rather basic, and it's not very enjoyable to play, especially since everything is laid out at random each time you play.

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Le Trésor de l'Amazone

(Power Soft, 1985)

Reviewed by Pug

A simple game written entirely in BASIC, in which you create a path for the player as he moves along collecting jewels. The joystick changes the pieces of this slide puzzle-like grid rearranging the routes ahead. Hitting a dead end loses one of your lives. Simple, dull-looking graphics and no sound. This is not a puzzle game you will come back to.

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Triaxos

(39 Steps, 1987)

Inside the high security prison of Triaxos is the only man who has the knowledge to activate the most powerful weapon in the galaxy, and you have just 30 minutes to free him – and a mind probe is also on its way to obtain his secrets... Triaxos consists of a cube of 64 rooms which are viewed from an isometric perspective. You can change their orientation by using Face-lifts, which are flashing circles found in the centre of certain rooms. You are also armed with dynamite that can create doors in the walls (or floors, depending on your orientation), but if you fall too far, you will die. You may also find yourself trapped if you fall into a room and can't create any doors! The graphics are nice and colourful, but the ability to change orientation only made me very confused, and the on-screen maps are of little or no help.

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Tribble Trouble

(Amsoft/Mr. Micro, 1985)

Can you tame the Tribbles? Although it's not related to Star Trek, this game is almost certainly inspired by the furry creatures that featured in one episode. The Tribbles are continually running around the screen, and you must capture them before they reach a shower unit that will spray deadly acid over them and kill them as a result. There is a cage at the top left of the screen, which you can use to capture the Tribbles one at a time by manoeuvring a set of crosshairs and dragging the cage into the Tribble's path. Naturally, additional hazards appear to make life harder for you as the game progresses, and once ten Tribbles are lost, the game is over. Initially, it's an appealing game and easy to get into, but the sound effects are very annoying, and there is no variety in the gameplay, so it soon becomes boring to play.

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Trigger

(Opera Soft, 1989)

Welcome to Crazy Park – home to all sorts of gangsters, gunmen and thugs. This is a target shooting game that can only be played with MHT's Gunstick; unfortunately, you can't play it with a keyboard or joystick. The screen scrolls horizontally, alternating between right and left and revealing a little more of Crazy Park. Throughout the game, you are faced with a barrage of bullets, bombs and knives being thrown and fired at you. The park is certainly aptly named; you'll even encounter the occasional armed helicopter! The graphics are quite detailed, if lacking a little colour, and there's a jolly tune on the menu. Although it offers nothing new over other target shooting games, the difficulty level has been judged well, and it's arguably the best game that you can get for the Gunstick.

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The Tripods

(Red Shift, 1984)

Reviewed by Piero Serra

In 1984 the BBC televised the excellent Tripods children's books, written by John Christopher. In this licensed graphic adventure, you are negotiating post-alien invasion Europe on your way to a base in the White Mountains. En route you encounter friends, foes, and the looming three-legged aliens the surviving humans have named Tripods. Movement is made using the numeric keypad as a compass, and your options, like attacking or running, are dictated by the current situation. Interactions are very limited, though, and they soon become repetitive; even being seen by a Tripod has little effect on progress. The graphics are quite detailed and semi-3D (like Lords of Midnight) but they lack variety and redraw slowly. Although some effort obviously went into making this game, it feels dated now and you'd be better off reading the books.

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Screenshot of Trivial Pursuit: A New Beginning

A bunch of aliens want to colonise a planet called Genus II. However, its inhabitants aren't very welcoming, and have set them a tough test, in the form of lots of questions. Like the board game, you have to collect six wedges before the final test, but instead of rolling a die, you can choose any of dozens of planets, each with its own scenery and category. It's hard to remember which planets you should re-visit, though, and you also don't know when you're going to get the chance to collect a wedge. Despite all this randomness, the game is still fun, with cute and colourful aliens and scenery all adding to the appeal – but it's not as good as the original. (The answer to the question in the screenshot is "Sweden", by the way.)

See also: Trivial Pursuit Genus Edition.

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Screenshot of Trivial Pursuit Genus Edition

The ever-popular board game makes its way on to the CPC, featuring guest star TP. Up to six players can play, answering questions and attempting to collect wedges in all six categories. Instead of typing in the answer to each question, TP shows the answer, and you choose whether you got it right or not – no cheating, now! The graphics are a real treat and TP is cute and fun to watch and listen to; he talks in a really strange way! It's as much fun as the board game, and some questions also contain diagrams and music – things that aren't really possible in the board game. There are lots of extra questions with the game as well, and if you still can't get enough questions, you might also want to try the Baby Boomer Edition, the Young Players Edition, and for French players, the Edition Révolution. (The answer to the question in the screenshot is "hearing", by the way.)

See also: Trivial Pursuit: A New Beginning.

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Screenshot of Trivia: The Ultimate Quest

If your brain is filled with knowledge of TV, films, geography, history, literature, science and sport, then you might like this trivia quiz game. Then again, you might not. There is only one aim in this 'ultimate quest', and that is to accumulate as many points as possible. Each question you are given has three possible answers, and you must choose correctly before the time limit. If your choice is correct, you get a token, and if you collect 21 tokens, you score bonus points and start collecting tokens again. However, the clock becomes faster as you get more tokens, and the game is over if you answer three questions wrongly. Normally, I like quiz games, but this one looks appallingly ugly, which doesn't make me want to play it any more than other quiz games. (The answer to the question in the screenshot is "solid carbon dioxide", by the way.)

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