by: TCKSOFT • 4
Another classic 16K ZX Spectrum game comes to Android. Thank you to the original author John Hollis for his OK on remaking this game.
This morning I had risen early to take in the brilliant sunshine of the Cote d'Azur in the height of the season. The contrasting blues of sea and sky provide a perfect backdrop as I relax with a Pernod and lemonade and lots of ice. Only the occasional sound of seagulls disturbs my peace as I become engrossed in volume three of the Chronicles of the Faluvian Empire. What an epic book!
However, by 10.00 a.m. the temperature has reached the low nineties and the blistering hot sand is now unbearable to lie upon. I must cool off. My companion suggests water skiing. Well the sea seems calm enough for a mere novice like myself.
The boat is started and is soon skimming across the bay whilst I aquaplane along behind it, parting the still blue surface of the water like a giant cheese-wire, I see rocks and driftwood ahead - we must have come too far. I shout to my companion, but my voice is lost beneath the steady throbbing of the speedboat's powerful engine. Soon we are both ducking, weaving and threading our way through, fighting for survival.
Thank God! The rocks are gone, but ahead I see regatta day. Yachts follow eccentric tracks across our path, but miraculously we find a way through without fouling the line, only to be met by a flotilla of "gin and tonic" cruisers being driven by inexperienced rich kids who all seem determined to finish me off. Don't they know there's a speed limit this far inshore? Ahead I see sharks. We can't turn with so many "G and T's" in the way, I hope I live to regret this escapade, or will I provide these mean marine devouring machines with an early lunch?