Also Available on: BBC Micro
|The title of this game always makes me think of The Bangles|
|The standard Acornsoft index screen in all its glory|
|Level one. Hmmmm, not a lot else to say about it.|
|I've never understood why this level is called Fairground fun. Doesn't look much like a fairground to me.|
|There's only one route to take to complete this level.|
An extra feature is the game's level editor, and it is one of the best ones I've ever used. You can choose to edit any of the games built-in levels, which also makes the level editor a handy level select screen. You can also create your own levels from scratch, and thanks to the variety of different platforms and items available to use and the different gameplaying techniques that the game allows, you can quickly come up with some surprisingly entertaining self-made masterpieces. If only I could find my tape of levels I created years ago!
|A masterpiece of my own making, in the making.|
|Playing my level. Turns out that it's impossible to complete.|
EXTRA - Magic Mushrooms on the BBC!
Magic Mushrooms was also released on the BBC Micro. Although I never played it on this system originally, I gave it a go while replaying the Electron version. Graphically, it is identical although sprite movement is smoother and the screen has a "bounce" effect when Murphy plunges to his death from a height. The game is even more difficult due to the faster movement of the enemies. As you'd expect, the sounds take advantage of the BBC's better sound chip, resulting in a more pleasant experience for the ears. Despite its increased difficulty, playability is pretty much the same on both systems.
MORE IMAGES FROM MAGIC MUSHROOMS (Acorn Electron)
|An absolute bitch of a level. I'm convinced it can't be completed.|
|I don't think this level can be completed either.|
|This one can though, although it's not easy. Usually you always begin in the same place, but on this level, you start in any of a number of starting places.|