Developer: Distinctive Soft.
Release Date: 1987
Code: Various (see game)
GFX: Various (see game)
Music: Patrick Payne
ZZAP! 64 Rating: n/a
Our Game Rating: 79%
Completed & Reviewed by Neil Collins
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This was a game that I never played as a kid. I probably would have enjoyed it, as it is a kind of action cartoon storybook, where the player has to choose which response to give – which determines which path our hero takes. There are a few mini games along the way. Some of which are pretty tricky, but not too difficult once you’ve got the hang of them.
HOW WAS IT COMPLETED?: I played the game without any cheats – but I did use the save-state option within an emulator a few times. The game’s finale is a battle with the villain, where you have to deflect the bombs he throws at you back at him, while leaping over the rodents that attack your feet. This is probably the easiest mini-game of them all.
SO WHAT HAPPENS?: After a few minutes of leaping about and deflecting bombs, I sent the villain crashing down from his platform onto his head. This triggers the ending sequence where we see our hero and the professor escape the fortress after pulling the self-destruct switch. Once our heroes are free – the professor is dropped off in Greece to lay low for a while as our hero gets some French chick while performing aerobatics in his plane… Yeah right… happens all the time doesn’t it?
COMMENTS: The game ends as expected – as a cartoon storyboard telling us of the hero’s escape. Worth a look if you really are bored…
FINAL SAY: Not too bad. At least they went to the trouble of actually including an end sequence.
G.E. RATING: 6/ 10