I played a bit more of Z last week and cleared a few more levels, but it just wasn't doing it for me. Once the difficulty started cranking up and I started having to replay levels multiple times in order to get anywhere I just gave up. Z is a notoriously difficult game, and it's one that I just haven't got the heart for at the moment. You can save anywhere during a level, so it's probably possible to brute force the game through save scumming (and that's normally what I would have done), but I just want something quick and dirty to get things moving again. I did also quickly have a go at X-Com Apocalypse, but it's quite a departure from the original games, so I'm going to have to read the manual before I can seriously give it a go...I'll get back to it soon, though.
On the subject of manuals, the next game revealed by the randometer was Arachnophobia. It's an action game based on the film. I thought it might have been perfect for my quick-thrill needs, but unfortunately you need the manual to get through the copy protection and I don't have a copy of it (nor can I find one online), so I'm going to give it a miss. So, next up on the randometer is...ugh...Epic Baseball! It's a baseball management sim; really, really not my cup of tea, but I'll give it a quick go and move on to something else before too long.