SKool Daze (Video Game)
by Mark Nobes, chief editor
Initially, this new concept left many players scratching their heads and unsure of what they were actually supposed to be doing. However, once you had grasped the concept of the game by actually making the effort the read the instructions, you quickly discovered that it was a thoroughly enjoyable game. It was also very refreshing not to have to stick to rigid, set out gameplay which would often send you back to the start of a level (or sometimes the entire game) after a wrong move.
However, you are not entirely free to simply cause mayhem, and as in real life, there are consequences for unruly behaviour. For instance, if you couldn't be bothered to turn up for class, then you will find yourself writing lines as a punishment. Sling-shotting a projectile at a teacher will also see a punishment, even if you are not the culprit and you are simply standing near someone who actually is the gulity party.
You also receive lines for sitting on the floor, even though the reason could be because the classroom is full and there are not enough desks to sit at, which leads to poor Eric being shoved out of his seat and forced onto the dirty floor. This actually becomes pretty annoying, and this "feature" is actually believed to be a bug in the game, as it was ironed out in the sequel Back To Skool. Once you have received 10,000 lines then you are expelled from the school!
There is an objective to the game, and simply wandering around all day launching projectiles and bullying other kids isn't going to get you very far. You play the role of a schoolboy named Eric, and your main task is to steal your report card from the Headmaster's safe in the staff room, before he sees just how bad it is! To do this, you will need to complete other tasks in the school, which includes hitting 15 shields with your catapult slingshot.