Have you got the power? If you didn't take up the Government's PowerGen share offer then you can still have some power if you buy Digital Distribution's latest offering. Originally written by Demonware in Germary, The Power is a puzzle game with a difference - put simply, you'll be puzzled why you ever bought it! Only kidding, it isn't THAT bad.
You control Max, a lovesick, but smiling blob with a few wisps of hair and some feet poking out of his bottom. The aim of the game seems simple enough - you must guide Max through fifty levels of puzzling arcade action until he is finally reunited with the love of his life, Mini (who, like Max, is also a blob).
Each level is completed by collecting love hearts that are scattered around the play area. Once you've collected them all, a quick peck on Mini's cheek will send you to the next level.
Unfortunately, the floors of each level are rather slippery, so once Max starts to move, he can only stop by colliding with another object (a bit like my car, really).
To make things a little easier however, many of the levels feature 'helping stones' that can be strategically positioned to help Max collect all the hearts. These helping stones come in three flavours - Red, Green and Blue. Problem is though, you have to be careful when moving two together, because certain combinations will cause the stones to be destroyed.
Once you've completed all 50 screens, there's a built-in level editor which will let you produce your own screens. These can be saved out onto standard AmigaDOS format disks, so there's no reason why you shouldn't be able to swap screens with your friends.
The Power is quite a fun little game, but it doesn't quite have that certain something to make it special. As it is, you'd probably have more fun watching PowerGen shares crash.