Xenon Ranger by The Power House

xenon_ranger_01Publisher: Alpha Omega
Developer: The Power House
Release Date: 1988
Code: Finlay Munro
GFX: Finlay Munro
Music: Finlay Munro
ZZAP64 Game Rating: 17%
Our Game Rating: 57%
Completed & Reviewed by Neil Collins
> CLICK HERE to Download emu file
> CLICK HERE to view the YouTube ending video
Xenon Ranger is an awful shoot-em-up by The Power House. The gameplay sucks, the graphics are crap and the sound is rubbish. It scored a well deserved 17% in Zzap64 magazine. I’m not going to bother saying any more about this one…
Final level is complete!
Time for the ending.
The End.
HOW WAS IT COMPLETED?: I used a trainer that allowed me to skip levels.
SO WHAT HAPPENS?: Once the final level is beaten (or you just skip to the end like I did), a small message appears in the bottom half of the screen which reads ‘CONGRATULATIONS. YOU HAVE FOUND THE STARGATE AND CAN NOW RETURN HOME‘. The game then ends.
Neil: Oh dear… Another crap ending.
Vinny: Strangely enough, I actually liked this game – not for the sake of playing it, but for the fact that I enjoyed hacking it. For some reason, it was easy to understand the code. Anyway, the game is worth a little more than the 17% that ZZAP64 gave it, but it’s no way near being an adequate game. Anyway, the ending is bad and only deserves 1/10.
Brendan Phoenix: We have some flashing yellow bars! Some extra words other than ‘ congratulations’ still doesn’t raise it above 1.5/10 for me.
Andrew Fisher: Pants. But good idea on including the AVI, Vinny!
Andy Vaisey: Junk ending.
Gaz Spence: Next!
FINAL SAY: There’s nothing in this game that will appeal to you. Don’t bother trying it out, it is total crap.

G.E. RATING: 1 / 10

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