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Title: Help Me Remember a Game - Something About A London Bomber
Post by: Eoin on 13:01, 06 January 15
It's been driving me nuts.

It was an old Amstrad CPC 464 Game. The game was like a platformer with each screen being a different room. I think you started in a tower and the aim was to collect pieces to build a device - it's where I learned the word "jib" from. Can't remember what the device was. The music over the game was (I think) "London Bridge Is Falling Down". Your enemy was this one figure who would jump around and follow you between rooms - maybe he was the bomber, or maybe the police. I think the game was something to do with either setting off a bomb in London or stopping it. Not sure.

Anyone have any ideas?
Title: Re: Help Me Remember a Game - Something About A London Bomber
Post by: Puresox on 15:52, 06 January 15
? City Slickers?
Title: Re: Help Me Remember a Game - Something About A London Bomber
Post by: EgoTrip on 17:20, 06 January 15
It is indeed City Slicker
http://cpc-power.com/index.php?page=detail&num=568 (http://cpc-power.com/index.php?page=detail&num=568)

This has to be the game with the least incentive to complete ever.  Dying is worthwhile in this just to see parliament get blown up (even if it is done really badly). Also the controls really suck.

The bloke who chases you is the terrorist.
Title: Re: Help Me Remember a Game - Something About A London Bomber
Post by: Puresox on 23:33, 06 January 15
I can just see GCHQ looking at this thread now , seeing all the words highlighted on there anti-terrorism PC's  :D 
Title: Re: Help Me Remember a Game - Something About A London Bomber
Post by: Puresox on 23:51, 06 January 15
Just giving the game a play at the moment , and it doesn't seem as bad as I remembered it, The character moves quite fluidly, I find it a bit annoying that you can trap yourself  with no way of killing yourself to restart(unless I am missing something)
Title: Re: Help Me Remember a Game - Something About A London Bomber
Post by: numbersix on 14:01, 08 January 15
This is the game I was looking for. Thanks all. Must try and play it to revisit old memories.
Title: Re: Help Me Remember a Game - Something About A London Bomber
Post by: zeropolis79 on 21:49, 09 January 15
One of the worst games Amstrad Action gave away on their covertape.. I got two screens into the game before giving up..
Title: Re: Help Me Remember a Game - Something About A London Bomber
Post by: chinnyhill10 on 01:53, 10 January 15
City Slicker was a shocker. Absolute rubbish. Bought a damaged copy for £1.99 when it was still a full price game. Thought I was getting a bargain. How wrong I was!
Title: Re: Help Me Remember a Game - Something About A London Bomber
Post by: Puresox on 15:32, 10 January 15
Has anyone got very far in this game?
Or was everyone so appalled by it, they switched off before getting anywhere ? Seems that may be the case, I remember me doing that at the time. Quite surprised as it was published by Hewson , cracking company imo.