Backpackers Guide to the Universe, ZX Spectrum

Bob Hamilton‘s third game featuring the charismatic lead character ‘Ziggy’ (The Pyramid and Doomsday Castle being the previous two), this time exploring a large, alien planet in search of riches and knowledge.

Nice, colourful graphics defined Backpackers Guide to the Universe, and there was also a separate ‘guide book’ program supplied on the tape, so the player could read up about the alien lifeforms they would encounter in the game.

This game was obviously heavily influenced by The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, which was popular at the time of release (1984).

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