Game Over 2 by Dinamic


gameover2gamePublisher: CDU
Developer: Jim Blackler
Release Date: 1989
Code: Fernando Jimenez
GFX: Xavier Cubedo
Music: Pablo Toledo
ZZAP64 Game Rating: 58%
Our Game Rating: 58%
Completed by Brendan Phoenix
Reviewed by Vinny Mainolfi

> CLICK HERE to Download emu file
> CLICK HERE to view the YouTube ending video
I was never a fan of the original Game Over game, and I think I wasn’t alone. ZZAP!64 magazine thought it was dire too and only gave it an overall score of 68%, and so there was a lot of work to be done if there was to be any improvement. Which is probably why Dinamic chose a completely different coding team to produce the sequel…
Game Over 2 is a bit of a strange one; it doesn’t really seem to know what kind of game it wants to be. First it starts off as a shoot-em-up in space; then it turns into a strange shoot-em-up in a jungle where you’re sitting on a peculiar creature traipsing through a river; and then finally it turns into quite a nice platform adventure game. Unfortunately, for me, the final part is the only bit of the game worth playing, which then leads into the ending…
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What one EARTH is going on here?!
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Where’s that fella gone?
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Huh? Now there’s two of them!
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Space… the final frontier…
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…these are the voyages of the… hold on… wrong game…
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The End.
HOW WAS IT COMPLETED?: Brendan had the code for the final part (25472) and played it all the way through with unlimited lives.
SO WHAT HAPPENS?:  The game ends with two characters facing each other, and then a shot of a spaceship leaving a planet. This is followed by a message that says, “THE END”.
COMMENTS:
Brendan: Basic really – the tiniest of animations, followed by ‘THE END’ with a little ditty. 3/10.
Vinny: Game Over 2 isn’t an improvement on the original game, and I’m not surprised that ZZAP!64 only scored it 58%…
As for the ending… I’m astonished! I was only expecting the usual “THE END”, or “CONGRATULATIONS”. Who’d have ever thought they’d put some effort in and produce a game ending. 3/10 from me too.
Andrew Fisher:  Dinamic’s games were always too difficult, even with codes to give access to later levels/parts. None of the three parts of Game Over II are particularly well-made. There was some effort put into an ending, but it is as average as the rest of the game.
Andy Vaisey:  Well, I appreciate that there is ‘something’ to the ending beyond the standard ‘well done’. However, it’s all a bit half-assed like the game. Avoid…
KungFuFurby:  Good thing I’m still looking at this website. I’ve been waiting to see this one for quite a while…
The planet that the spaceship leaves from looks like a Death Star. Not counting that, not too bad. Definitely better than the first game’s ending.
Brendan Phoenix:  Pity it is not up the standard of Navy Moves – that was an ace ending.
FINAL SAY: Surprising, but still basic.

G.E. RATING: 3 / 10

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