Q-Billion by Cyber Systems

Q-Billion_1Publisher: Cyber Systems
Developer: Cyber Systems
Release Date: 1999
Code: Frank Gasking
GFX: Frank Gasking
Music: Warren Pilkington
ZZAP64 Game Rating: n/a
Our Game Rating: 86%
Completed by Frank Gasking
Reviewed by Vinny Mainolfi

> CLICK HERE to Download emu file
> CLICK HERE to view the YouTube ending video
Frank Gasking has produced this corker of a puzzle game, which is a conversion of the popular Gameboy version. It’s one of those games that has you playing for hours. Considering that Frank isn’t a full-time programmer and only dabbles (like me) in Commodore 64 programming, he really has produced a top-rate puzzler. So now you know that, I bet you’re wondering about the game ending? …
Our little hero finally completes Level 50, which seems to generate an earthquake!
The screen slowly wipes away …
… leaving our hero …
… to vanish …
… and transform back into a real mouse.
Good stuff!
Time for a victory jig. The End.
HOW WAS IT COMPLETED?: Frank was kind enough to send me the game ending along with all the level codes (“,)
SO WHAT HAPPENS?: Once you complete the final level (50), the screen shakes and then wipes away, leaving our little hero alone on the screen. He starts to flash all different colours, which indicates some sort of transformation. The mouse then disappears for a second and then starts to re-appear as his former, fully formed self. He then starts to dance back and forth over the ending message that reads, “CONGRATULATION! YOU HAVE COMPLETED ALL 50 PUZZLES OF Q-BILLION, AND HAVE ESCAPED FROM THE EVIL DR STILTON ….. WELL DONE!!“.
Vinny: Frank is one of the C64endings team members, and so I know that he would have been very conscious about the ending when he was programming this game. I think it really pays off and completes the game in style. Saying that, the game could have done with an actual game ending tune (from WAZ), but unfortunately we have to settle with the in-game tune. I’m sure Frank will have a good reason for this. 7/10 from me.
FINAL SAY: It’s cute (“,)

G.E. RATING: 7 / 10

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