Magazine by CP Verlag / Magic Disk 64


magazinegamePublisher: Magic Disk 64
Developer: CP Verlag
Release Date: 1995
Code: Szymon Krawczyk
GFX: Unknown
Music: Krysztof Chylinski
ZZAP64 Game Rating: n/a
Our Game Rating: 83%
Completed by Gaz Spence
Reviewed by Vinny Mainolfi

> CLICK HERE to Download emu file
> CLICK HERE to view the YouTube ending video
Owning and running C64endings.co.uk puts me in a very privileged position. Not only do I get to replay old, favourite Commodore 64 games, but I also get to explore games that I’ve never heard off – which most times is a real delight.
In this particular case, I get to play the brain-logic, puzzle game Magazine produced by CP Verlag, which is similar to block-pushing games such as Pengo and Percy Penguin. It’s the simple logic of pushing blocks together to more onto the next level. I’m guessing that the block in this case are blocks of ice as it looks like the main character is pulling/pushing them along with ice-hooks. As for the name of the game… it’s anyone’s guess! As with many of the CP Verlag releases, Magazine is a polished game and well worth a play or two.
All in all, a great little brain-logic game with 30 levels to master… which takes us neatly on to the ending…
magazine-1
Level 6 is finally complete!
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The End.
HOW WAS IT COMPLETED?: Gaz just used a cracked version of the game with trainers (the cheating type).
SO WHAT HAPPENS?: Once you push the final blocks together on level 30, the ending screen appears with a closing message, which reads: “CONGRATULATIONS, YOU WON THE GAME.” This is accompanied by all the game codes and a special cheat code for infinite lives.
COMMENTS:
Vinny: A very basic ending 😦 It was nice to include all the game codes, but there’s nothing dynamic to see. 2/10 from me.
Andy Vaisey: I’m partial to a puzzle game now and again so may give this a whirl. On the other hand, now I know the disappointing outcome, maybe I won’t!
Gaz Spence: A simple but well executed Sokoban clone that is reasonably fun to play. Revealing the codes at the end of the game is a nice touch but more is needed.
Andrew Fisher: Looks like an interesting puzzle game, will have to try it out.
Providing the codes is an interesting end – but given the usual quality of the CP Verlag games it’s a surprise not to see demo-style effects, scrolly messages and a bit more razzmatazz…
FINAL SAY: At least you’re treated to all the codes!

G.E. RATING: 2 / 10

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