Hagar The Horrible – not published

hagar_the_horrible_(english)_01Publisher: n/a
Developer: n/a
Release Date: 1992
Code: Rasmus Wernersson
GFX: Rasmus Wernersson
Music: Sound Division
Completed by Brendan Phoenix
Reviewed by Frank Gasking

> CLICK HERE to Download emu file
> CLICK HERE to view the YouTube ending video
Fully titled “Hagar The Horrible”, the conversion of the popular comic strip character was pretty well done on the C64. Sure, it wasn’t the best ever platformer on the C64, but a good reasonable effort and a playable one at that.
You had to control Hagar over a series of levels over different islands in some classic platform action. Graphics were fairly standard, and the sounds were ok, but the game played well and deserved the reasonable grades it received.
Sadly, Hagar was never to make it to UK shores as planned. Even though the game was publicised in the UK, got reviewed and even had a demo put on Commodore Format’s Powerpack, the UK never saw the game in the shops. It seems that sadly the UK distribution fell through, and so it only got released in other European countries. Floating around the net was the foreign version, but no UK version.
The End.
HOW WAS IT COMPLETED?: I presuming that Brendan used a cracked version by Fairlight that allows you to jump straight to the ending 🙂
SO WHAT HAPPENS?:  We get to see Hagar and his chum sailing away with all the loot. This is accompanied by an ending tune.
Brendan: Static pic with end game ditty – nothing to write home about – 3/10.
Vinny: It’s kind of cut and I love the bouncy music. Pity there isn’t an epilogue or any animation. It could have been a lot better. 3.5/10 from me.
FINAL SAY: Another missed opportunity. Nice tune though 🙂

G.E. RATING: 3 / 10

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