The homebrew scene is definitely interesting. Thanks to these talented groups of people we get some amazing new games to play on our retro systems. Cronosoft have given us a tetris inspired game called Buzzsaw. Except instead of having various colour blocks that you must match up you get 4 objects of a crate, circular saw blade, weight and some cute creatures. They fall down in the same L pattern which you must rotate so that you get the creatures arranged perfectly so that the buzzsaw can take them out.

The game starts off at a nice pace with the first few levels being an introduction to the game. It is only when you get to the later levels that it gets fast and furious. This is when you need to start thinking quick and planning in advance. Another thing that you will notice about this game is the colours! As all us Spectrum knows since the mid 80’s there have been a sort of rule that the in-game characters per square had just 2 colours. Well Jason Railton have kinda broken this rule and to his credit he has implemented very well and it just works and add charm to the title.

For a Speccy game this is probably up there with AAA titles. You can customise the controls, select which level you want to start from and also the music sounds goods then you have the complete all round title of its genre. This is an actual physical release that has been released on the 36th Birthday of the Spectrum which would make a nice addition to anyone’s retro collection. Check it out, you wont be disappointed.

Cronosoft Website

  • 8/10
    Gameplay - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Graphics - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Sound - 8/10


Tetris-style game on the Spectrum with full colour graphics.


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