Odysseus – Trojan Warrior by Silverbird


odysseusgamePublisher: Silverbird
Developer: The Highlanders
Release Date: 1988
Code: Fuz
GFX: Dib & Job
Music: Steve Barrett
ZZAP64 Game Rating: 74%
Our Game Rating: 73%
Completed & Reviewed by Neil Collins

> CLICK HERE to Download emu file
> CLICK HERE to view the YouTube ending video
Odysseus – Trojan Warrior by Silverbird is a side scrolling shoot-em-up that has you controlling Odysseus (also know as Ulysses in Greek mythology – I never knew that), who rides a Pegasus though the skies. The game play is fairly straightforward – you have to blast your way through the levels, destroying the hordes of bad guys. At the end of each level is a teleport that sends you to a tunnel section. You then have to navigate the tunnels without touching the walls, which is quite tricky.
The graphics and animation are quite good with nice detail on the land that scrolls below you.
It’s very difficult game as the enemies come at you quite quickly in difficult attack patterns. It’s a bit different from your standard spaceship based shooter, so it may appeal to those looking for something that looks and plays a bit differently.
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His princess awaits…
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…and then hops onboard.
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Pegasus pulls a wheelie…
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The End.
HOW WAS IT COMPLETED?: I used an infinite lives cheat.
SO WHAT HAPPENS?: I have no idea what the point of this game is, but I will give you my account of what happens. The point of the game appears to be to rescue someone, and this person can be seen standing on the ground at the end of the game once you have beaten a group of wizard-like characters. You can then swoop down and collect this person who leaps onto the back of Pegasus. The pair then fly off the side of the screen and the game restarts.
COMMENTS:
Neil: The ending needed a bit of an explanation to wrap the game up nicely. It’s not very exciting and needed a bit more to it. 3/10.
Vinny: I remember my next-door neighbour purchasing this game back in the day. Usually it was me that got hold of the budget titles, but I’d told him that I wasn’t going to bother with this one and so he purchased it instead. I’m not really a fan of the game because it looks and feels a little unfinished – and plus it was too difficult!
As for the ending… I didn’t really expect anything and so the small animation is a bonus. 2.5/10 from me.
Andy Vaisey: Not bad game play, graphics and sound for a budget game, but not really my cup of tea. Bonus points for having an animated ending, albeit a very simple one, which is better than most full price games.
Andrew Fisher: All I remember about this one was a problem with the screenshot in the ZZAP!64 review.
Nice that it has a little animation at the end, but that on its own is not really enough.
FINAL SAY: A nice little bit of animation.

G.E. RATING: 3 / 10

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