Kane 2 by Mastertronic


kane_2_01Publisher: Mastertronic
Developer: Mastertronic
Release Date: 1988
Code: John Darnell
GFX: John Darnell
Music: John Darnell
ZZAP64 Game Rating: 33%
Our Game Rating: 72%
Completed by Inge Pedersen
Reviewed by Vinny Mainolfi

> CLICK HERE to Download emu file
> CLICK HERE to view the YouTube ending video
Mastertronic: the true kings of budget software. I’m still trying to complete my collection of Mastertronic games, but I’m not too sure as to what I am supposed to do once it’s complete (DOH!).
Kane was a refreshing budget release that oozed superb game play, great graphics and some sizzling sound effects to boot. So it was inevitable that  Kane 2 was going to follow suit and provide us with the same gaming experience as it’s original incarnation. Problem was, the game seemed to be lacking in something and didn’t really hit the mark. The same can also be said for the ending…
kane2-1
“HI-HO SILVER!”
kane2-2
A brief message and then The End.
HOW WAS IT COMPLETED?: Inge is an accomplished C64 game hacker and so I wouldn’t be surprised if he skipped playing the game and took us straight to the ending 😉
SO WHAT HAPPENS?: The ending starts with a sunset in the desert, and a message that reads: “SO ONCE MORE MARSHALL MCGRAW SINGLE HANDEDLY BROUGHT PEACE BACK TO THE WAGARI INDIANS. ONLY HISTORY WILL TELL OF THE GREAT CONTRIBUTION THIS MAN MADE TO THE CAUSE OF THE FREE WORLD. WE MERE MORTALS WILL DO WELL TO EMULATE SOME OF HIS LESSER EXPLOITS. YOUR SCORE IN THIS GAME WAS…
COMMENTS:
Vinny: After having seen the ending to Kane, Kane 2 is a bit of a let down and doesn’t really offer much apart from a picture and a final message. Beware: the music is annoying!
FINAL SAY: Not much cop.

G.E. RATING: 3 / 10

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