Eric and the…..ew!
It doesn’t sound like a game you’d want to play but on trying it, it actually turned out to be a mighty fine game of Bomberman…in fact, taking a closer look at the ZX games catalogue I unearthed a few months ago …it appears that it was actually written by Hudson Soft themselves so yeah it is in fact the original Bomberman.
Scan from my catalogue – Might Bubble Buster be the original Pang?
You can complete the level either by destroying all of the floaters or walking over the exit portal (once uncovered with one of your bombs).
Eric has an unlimited number of bombs to start off with, so from the outset, you can lay down a wall of napalm. Take that yer pesky floaters!
For a laugh, place a bomb next to the exit portal. Once it’s destroyed it will be replaced with umpteen floaters. – Run Eric Run!
Oops, didn’t make it and poor Eric is mutilated beyond recognition. I wonder were his top hat went?
A vintage arcade classic that never gets old whether you enjoy it on the original rubber keyboard, online via WOS or any number of emulators (currently running on my iPad via iXpectrum).
Also, powerpall by Hudson soft also turned out to be an early port of Pang – which just so happen to be another of my favorites from both the Arcade and Amiga.
I had no idea that Hudsonsoft started out making games for the ZX Spectrum