Sqij has an interesting story. It was originally released for the C64 in 1986. It also recieved an official “port” for the ZX Spectrum in 1987, but that version has famously been called “the worst Spectrum game ever“, so Tardis Remakes have taken it upon themselves to remake the C64 version for the ZX Spectrum - and a jolly fine job they have done of it too!
** WHAT IS SQIJ? **
Well, at its feathery heart the game is a multi-screen maze game. You play as Sqij – a bird tasked with collecting the lost pieces of a tree – and bringing them to a holy cave where it can grow. The caverns are full of nasties you’ll have to dispose of, and you’ll also have to find keys to unlock barriers that block parts of the caves.
** GAME FEATURES **
• Large (and pleasingly blue) map to explore
• Varied weirdy baddies to evade
• Nifty presentation
• Nippy gameplay
• Tons better than the original infamous Speccy game!
** GAME CREDITS **
Idea and design of original C64 game: Jason Kendall
The Spectrum version coded by Søren Borgquist – aka. Sokurah.
Spectrum graphics by Lobo, Simon Butler & Redballoon.
Spectrum music by Saul Cross.