Feeling a bit peckish?
SNAPPER is an attractive and incredibly frustrating version of
Pacman. You have to guide a cute little yellow Snapper (complete
with green hat) through the maze, gobbling dots and juicy looking
cherries, strawberries and other fruits as you go.
The creatures who lurk in the cave In the centre of the maze
are unfortunately trying to gobble you and. if they don't manage
to corner you between them, one look at their enormous bulging
eyes may well scare you rigid anyway.
Just so as not to make it too one-sided, if you eat any of the
four flashing dots in the corners, you get 10 seconds in which
to get your own back, and earn some bonus points as well, while
the creatures are temporarily harmless.
When all the dots are eaten you tackle a new screenful. The game
gets progressively faster and the value of the fruit also increases.
If you can make it to 15,000 points you earn another Snapper,
and if you can get through 12 screenfuls you may get a glimpse
of the ultimate prize - the Acorn.
You can play Snapper with the keyboard or with joysticks and
both are good, with perhaps the joystick giving you the nearest
feeling to the arcade versions.
A high-score table is included and the accompanying sound effects
ire very authentic.
Altogether, Snapper is one of the best versions of the game that
I've seen. It's relatively easy to pick up the controls and to
get fairly proficient at dot gobbling - but it's almost impossible