The Eidolon by Lucasfilm Games

eidolon_01Publisher: Activision
Developer: Lucasfilm Games
Release Date: 1985
Code: Kevin Furry
GFX: Andreas Escher
Music: C. Kellner, D. Levine
ZZAP64 Game Rating: 97%
Our Game Rating: 89%
Completed by Matt Rogers
Reviewed by Vinny Mainolfi

> CLICK HERE to Download emu file
> CLICK HERE to view the YouTube ending video
I haven’t played this corker of a game since way back in 1985 – 22 years ago! It’s still fun to play and certainly deserved all the credit and adulation that it received back then.
Thanks to Matt Rogers we can all see what actually happens at the end of the game …
‘Ahhh! Come on!’
‘Who the heck is THIS?’
Here’s a nice animated piece. The End.
HOW WAS IT COMPLETED? MATT: “Okedoke. This is one I always wanted to complete. I managed to get to the final dragon without cheating, but it was ridiculously hard, so I relented and used Zzap’s unlimited everything pokes.”
SO WHAT HAPPENS?: Once you’ve shot at the dragon a few hundred times (“well it felt like that at the time!”), the dragon dies and a man in a black suit flies onto the screen and reveals an egg in the palm of his hand! The egg hatches and a small, cute dragon appears; it smiles and then says, “The End.”
Vinny: I was quite surprised to see this type of ending: cute, with animation and humour. I was expecting something boring like, ‘WELL DONE’, but who knows what the programmers were thinking when they decided to opt for this ending.
Moon: The guy at the end of The Eidolon is Dr. Agon, the one who built the machine and who’s been missing. It’s all in the  manual.
Anyway, it’s worth a look, but could have done with an ending tune.
FINAL SAY: It’s quite cute!

G.E. RATING: 7 / 10

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