Review-ish: Ivanhoe

Ivanhoe

ST Format Review

My Review

For this review I’m running Steem with a 1MB STFM, running TOS 1.04. On this occasion I’ve chosen Automation 429. The intro is quite low-key, just a simple static image and a basic scroller.

The game introduces with a super-smoothly animated sword flying in over a well-drawn facial close-up before the logo slides in equally smoothly. The chip music is unimpressive.

Pressing fire takes you into a story intro with some decent artwork, though seemingly just the one screen.

Into the action then, with beautifully-drawn sprites and.. oh that animation is so jerky. The scrolling is awful too. And the chip music.

You know what? I’ve reviewed too many of these to make any damn effort with this one. I’ll give it a miss and suggest you do the same. Btw the Amiga version is equally shit apart from better sound.

Next up, Castle Master.

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