Classic Moments: Starquake
All the best bits from this space-themed Speccy side-scroller
» Platform: ZX Spectrum » released: 1985 » developer: Stephen crow, Bubble BUS
You are BLOB and your job is to stop the unstable planet that you’ve been sent to from exploding. Such an explosion would cause a chain reaction leading to other planets in its solar system following suit, thus creating a situation of which the game’s title alludes to. Should you not want this to happen, you’d better get on with your mission of replacing the planet’s core elements and bringing stability once more. Delving into the inner (and outer) realms of the planet, there are nine element pieces for you to find, but knowing which ones are needed is another thing. The only way you’ll know for certain is by finding the core. The core is an interesting place, waiting for you are images of the required elements, some of which take the form of random items ranging from floppy disks, light bulbs and other household goods. Add a relevant piece to the core and the screen will go crazy – flashing multiple colours and making some quite terrifying noises. It may well be an assault on your eyeballs, but at least you know you’re on the right track.