For this final issue of Micro Mart, Dave Edwards does what he does best – picking up and playing those games that you, quite probably, would otherwise never hear of…
Ah, it’s the very last Micro Mart, so they’ve let me bring you a final Retro Round Up… hence I’ve scoured far and wide for the very best of what’s been released this month. I’m not one for long goodbyes so let’s get to the games first and then I’ll let you into where those of you who have followed this column can continue to get your fix of it. the students, who will grab you to discuss political issues and cost you time. Also beware colliding with the police, who will take all your posters down.
Other than posters, there are icons which, if collected, can tip the balance in your favour. The jacket, for example, switches your opponent’s posters to your own.
Election Battleground is a bit of a frantic affair but it’s passable as Basic games go and if you can find a second player, you may well get some enjoyment out of it.
The ‘ games’ section is largest, with information about each game spread across two pages. A large screenshot of the game in action takes up most of the space, with a few details on the authors and publishing house in the top left and a passage describing the game ( nine lines or so) top right. On the left of the opened book page you find either a reprint of the poster advertising the game or, if one did not exist, a reprint of the game’s cover art.
The ‘memoirs’ section comprises roughly 60 of the 234 pages and this (probably) holds the more intriguing information
Evenly matched, but one collision with the policeman changes all that