Contains the infamous Lenslock, a piece of plastic that was held up to the TV, then keys were pressed until the letters OK could be seen clearly through it, often though it was very fussy indeed, and if it deemed the user had got it wrong the memory would be cleared, even if the game launched, the player still needed to answer a question from the Dark Wheel booklet, get that wrong and the dreaded Lenslok screen would return.
All a classic case of punishing the legitimate user.
Also it did not work on portable TV sets, or at least would make the process ten times harder.
Thankfully the 48K game failed to work on the new 128K machines, so a new version of the game was released, without the contraption .
As for the game itself, although not as smooth or fast as the BBC original, the team at Torus delivered a sterling conversion that sold very well and many Spectrum fans consider it to be one of the systems top games.
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