Title E-Motion Game Type Puzzle Publisher US Gold Players 1 or 2 Compatibility All, some graphics corruption on AGA HD Installable No (JST patch available) Submission Tom Waddington (firstname.lastname@example.org) Review There's these coloured balls, right, and you play another ball with an arrow on it that you can rotate and thrust around the screen in a similar fashion to Asteroids. You have to knock balls of the same colour together to make them disappear, but if two balls of different colours come into contact then even more balls form in between. If you collect the new balls whilst they're small you get an energy boost, but if left too long they grow into large balls that have to be cleared like the original balls. Sometimes the balls are joined to you or each other by an elastic string. The level is complete when all the balls have disappeared. And all the time the balls are expanding and contracting ever faster until they explode, taking huge chunks off your energy bar. Wherever do they get their ideas from? This is an extremely hard "puzzle" game. The word puzzle is in quotation marks because it's usually obvious how to complete the level, the difficulty comes from having to cope with the inertia of your ship and the balls and the unpredictable (actually it's all completely predictable, but you don't get very long to work out how it behaves, so it's as good as unpredictable) element of the elastic. You need to have near perfect control and lightning reactions even on level one, and at the first mistake it's pretty much Game Over. It's challenging, but for all the wrong reasons. Some people will like the weirdness and ferociously difficult test of skill, but probably not the traditional puzzle fan. A test of joystick skills thinly disguised as a test of brain power. The sound is good though; a different note is played for different collisions, so tiny snippets of music can be played quite spontaneously. Mind you, that's only likely to happen if you've let things get totally out of hand, so it's not really all that great.