The humble Spectrum never ceases to amaze me. With a loyal following and strong homebrew scene it is no wonder we are seeing some great titles still being released. Forrest Raider Cherry is another fine example created by Timmy. It is a time-based adventure that sees you having to collect cherries that are scattered around the world.
What’s that you say? Collecting fruit is easy. Well it would be if it weren’t for the creatures that are patrolling and getting in your way to stop you from doing your job. The way the game handles the levels is very interesting. Instead of the usual time limit to complete the objective, you start playing with 100 seconds which you must try to complete the game. Don’t worry you can gain time throughout your challenge.
After you have collected all the cherries a diamond-like object is revealed which resets the timer back to 100 for the next screen. If you happen to collide with an enemy then you lose time and when it reaches zero its game over. The graphics looks great for a Speccy and the basic colours are used to great effect. Controls are very responsive and make navigating the obstacles on screen very easy. The game has a nice, gentle learning curve so you don’t get frustrated trying to complete the first level. Overall Forrest Raider Cherry is a simple to pick-and-play game which is very addictive once you start playing. Pick up a copy, you won’t be disappointed.