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For 1 to 4 players.

The best way to describe this game is as a side-on golf game that successfully marries elements of golf and platform games.  The idea is to get your ball to stop by the flag in as few shots as possible in order to reach the next screen.  You can choose to play each shot with a different type of ball.  Standard balls are rubber and bounce a lot, steel balls don't bounce but will bash through the cyan blocks and sticky balls stick to the first surface they encounter.  However, you only have a limited number of shots with each ball type.  Frustrating but addictive!

Albatrossity - the name is a portmanteau derived from albatross and atrocity - features 36 screens and a level editor, should you wish to design your own course.  It runs on a 48K or 128K Spectrum so you'll need to download an emulator to play it.

StatusReleased
Rating
Rated 4.0 out of 5 stars
(2 total ratings)
AuthorJonathan Cauldwell
GenrePlatformer, Puzzle
Tags8-Bit, Golf, mashup, Multiplayer, Puzzle-Platformer, Retro, unusual, ZX Spectrum

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I really love this game. It's a great example of Jonathan Cauldwell's ability to create something that looks simple, but is at the same time compulsive in play.

It also shares  the creative originality of many of his other programs. 

I have a 48K Spectrum with AY chip, so its a shame I have no sound at all, unlike "Batteries not Precluded" another great JC game, where I get the full "128k" sound track and effects on my set up.

This is one if my favourite spectrum game. Well done Jonathan!