Gyroscope, ZX Spectrum

Published by Melbourne House in 1985, Gyroscope is an unashamed rip-off of Atari‘s classic arcade game Marble Madness.

Instead of a marble, though, you control a spinning top (a gyroscope) and must guide it through a tortuous series of mazes, to the exit, before the timer runs down.

Graphically, Gyroscope isn’t bad. Gameplay-wise it’s no great shakes either. It’s just merely adequate.

I bought the game as a kid and remember being quite disappointed by it. Playing it now just reinforces that feeling.

More: Gyroscope on Wikipedia

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