Bo Peep knows exactly where her sheep are. Trouble is,
between her flock and the pen are, evil robots, threshing
machines, rivers, combine harvesters and more ways to
splat a sheep than you ever thought possible.
In Sheep you take control of one of four herders - Bo
Peep, shepherdess by day, rocker by night; Adam, an
ex-bank manager turned Private Eye; Shep, veteran sheep
dog showing his age; and Motley, a house pet with ideas
above her station - and have to guide your flock through
the hazards to their pen.
Control is surprisingly intuitive. Run up to the sheep
and they will flee in terror. Walk up and they will
mosey along. Sneak up and you can pick them up and carry
them through dangerous areas. You also have the ability
to shout (or bark) and scatter the silly beasts - often
a last resort if the woolly nits are milling about on
a busy road. The trick is to use the sheeps fear
to herd them where you want them to go, just like One
Man and His Dog.
There are five levels, each comprised of four sub levels
plus bonus levels, and you have to choose which breed
to use on each level, ranging from the stupid and cowardly
Pastoral sheep to the techno-obsessed Neogenetic sheep
(Dolly?) who are good with roads and computers, but
The difficulty is a little off-putting at first, but
there is a training mode where you can learn the basics
and try out the sheep, and youll soon get the
hang of it.
You also get some funky video sequences between the
levels. The hard-drive lookalike space craft called
the Event Failure, raised a smile.
Its been a long while coming but Sheep was worth
the wait. Highly recommended. Baaa!
Also available for PC CD-ROM. Sheep is availbale to