Shoot ‘em ups were everywhere back in the 80’s, but there tended to be few really excellent budget shooters. This little gem from the brothers Tatlock (who also created the excellent Agent X) received generally unenthusiastic reviews in the magazines of the time, reviews I ignored before shelling out my measly £1.99.

Dubbed “A Tapestry of Time”, Chronos boils down to a horizontally scrolling monochrome shooter. There’s plenty of the stereotypical enemy sprites to shoot as well as walls that needed to be shot in order for your slim craft to proceed through. It wasn’t a long game, and most experienced gamers would no doubt not take long to complete it, but it was playable, attractive and fun. And what more could you ask for a penny shy of 2 quid?

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