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Codename Mat

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Released: 1984

Genre: Strategy

Format reviewed: Amstrad CPC

Publisher: Amsoft

Developer: Micromega / Derek Brewster

Submitted by: Richard Goulstone

Here is another good Amsoft game and one that I have spent many hours playing.  It is similar to Elite, but without the good graphics and the trading aspect – the sole aim of this game is to wipe out all of the baddies that have attacked Earth.

It is quite a strategic game, with different screens for maps and scans, and your spaceship is very advanced, with shields and weapons and a warp drive.  There is so much to do that this is one of the few Amsoft games that comes with a seperate manual inside the cassette case.

If you like a good shoot'em up with a strategic element, then Codename Mat is one to go for.  It was so good that there was even a sequel, Codename Mat II, though this wasn't produced by Amsoft.