||Farmer Jack -
"'av a ganders at
this coin... said Farmer Jack to Farmer Jon, up on a rare
from his farm in Somerset to sunny Yorkshire. "M'combine dug it up
yesterday, caused right damage to these 'ere blades. What do
think it is?".
Jon looked at the
coin, turning it over in his
fingers, and rubbing off some of the dirt on it, "Wow Jack, that be one
of those Roman coins, worth a bit I'd say, but I'd keep it quiet if I
were you. Down in Somerset I've heard people are going around
pretending to be archaeologists once they hear of things like this,
digging them all up, and selling them on the black market.
should be in the county museum, for everybody to see.". Jack
certainly wanted the coins somewhere for everybody to see, but had also
heard that along with the fake archaeologists wrecking his fields, the
real ones would also appear, with camera crews in tow and turnip loving
presenters, and be digging trenches all over his farm searching for
buildings and the like - and he didn't want that either! "You
should get 'em all up out of the ground yourself as soon as
Jon, "then the museum can get them, and nobody will need to dig-up your
"Aye I'll get
right to it said Jack...
- "Everyone's favourite 8-bit farmer is back in his latest (and last)
single-screen affair, completing Bob Smith's trilogy of games quite
handsomely. This game plays like an evil Pac-Man."
- "Kudos to Bob though for creating the only game I can think of that
has archaeologists as the enemy" - 85% (combined with Treasure
is Jack's last outing in the world of single-screen maze games, this
time based on Pac-Man with a little influence from
It began life from the question that all such games involve collecting
objects and dodging the monsters, but what if the monsters collected
the objects to? And what if that undid all the good work
done trying to build up your score?