Quedex by Thalamus


quedex_01Publisher: Thalamus
Developer: Thalamus
Release Date: 1987
Code: Stavros Fasoulas
GFX: Stavros Fasoulas
Music: Matt Gray
ZZAP64 Game Rating: 92%
Our Game Rating: 90%
Completed & Reviewed by Vinny Mainolfi

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I remember buying this game on the day it was released way back in 1987. I was a MASSIVE Stavros fan and couldn’t get enough of his games. Having this little gem in my collection was like owning the Holy Grail. I still own the original on tape…
Quedex is a cleanly presented and well thought out arcade platform game that has you controlling a ball around various obstacles and traps. The view of the game is played from above and offers the game player a great perspective on what lies ahead. With beautiful graphics and a thumping Matt Gray soundtrack, this looks good and plays good too. Definitely one for the ‘Commodore 64 games you must play before you die’ list 🙂
Unfortunately, I spent HOURS trying to complete this game but unfortunately I was not trying hard enough. It wasn’t until today (26/6/05) that I have actually seen the game’s ending – many years on … OUCH! So was it worth it? …
quedex1
That’s it?!!! The End.
HOW WAS IT COMPLETED?: I used a very simple and convenient level skipper.
SO WHAT HAPPENS?: Nothing happens apart from the static screen above 😦 The ending message reads: “HAPPY HAPPY HELLOWEEN… THE QUEST IS FINISHED. PLAY AGAIN“.
COMMENTS:
Vinny: This game ending is TOTALLY cack! I must have spent DAYS, weeks even, trying to get to the end of this one to find that there is nothing but a shitty static screen (see above). Even the music is poor and I LOVE Matt Gray’s work! I seriously feel like battering someone! (“.)
FINAL SAY: Play the game right through, and then switch off your C64 VERY QUICKLY before the end screen appears (“,) Boring, boring, BORING!

G.E. RATING: 0.5 / 10

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One Response to Quedex by Thalamus

  1. Very disappointing. 😦 One tends to expect more with the Thalamus name, although that might just be on the strength of the Creatures games. I seem to recall they had their fair share of mediocre titles (I could never get along with “Sanxion” or “Summer Camp,” and I don’t recall either of them had a great ending either).

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